Auburn Reporter (AR, 1881)

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Auburn Reporter, AR, 1881, p. 1

Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Town now defunct.  Sebastian County near Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  extant copy: Vol. 1, No. 1, Dec. 30, 1881

Size and Format: 10.5 x 7 inches

Editor/Publisher: Unknown “editress”

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description & Notes:

See attached images. One irony in the introductory statement of No. 1, the editor indicates that the paper will keep the “public posted in what transpires in & about the Thriving City from our Paper derives its name” (sic). The town Auburn is now defunct.

Auburn Reporter, AR, 1881, p. 2

The first page includes briefs on the activities of several individuals. The second page’s top story is about a “bad accident on Christmas eve.” The bottom of the page two and all of page three contain more brief anecdotes about individuals. The fourth and last page invites subscribers:

“If you would keep up with the times, Subscribe for the Reporter for $1 a year.”

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Auburn Reporter, AR, 1881, p. 4

Locations:  Arkansas Newspaper Project.  Extant copy at Arkansas Historical Commission, Little Rock, AK

Auburn Reporter, AR, 1881, p. 3

Atlantian Journal (IN, 1845-1848)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Terre Haute, Indiana

Frequency:  Weekly

Volume and Issue Data:  Three volumes, 1845-1848

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  The Terre Haute Atlantian Literati

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description & Notes:

The journal consists of writings on Indiana and midwestern history, travel accounts, and essays on literary and social topics.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  None

Locations:  William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN

Athabasca Journal and English River Inquirer (SK, 1845)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Bear Island Lake, on the upper Churchill (or English) River north of Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  August 8, 1845

Size and Format:  11 pages, foolscap

Editor/Publisher:  Bernard Rogan Ross

Title Changes and Continuation:  None

General Description & Notes:

According to The Beaver magazine, Bernard Rogan Ross tried to relieve the monotony of a trip by York boat over the regular route of the old fur trade by writing a newspaper, couched in the journalistic style of the period, about the doings of the people of his brigade of three boads proceeding slowly up the Churchill or English River towards Methy Passage.  Although his writing is extremely fine and small, the issue of Aug. 8, 1845, of this Athabasca Journal and English River Inquirer, as he called it, took up 11 closely-written pages of foolscap.  It was preserved by his daughter, (Mrs. George A. Graham) and later published in part of the Fort William Daily Times-Journal of Dec. 27, 1928.

The paper is dated at Bear Island Lake, on the upper Churchill north of Lac la Ronge, in what is now Saskatchewan, and carries the announcement that the next issue would be published the following week at Ile a la Crosse.  The price is stated to be six pence per customer payable, not in cash, but in Saskatchewan pemmican.

The first page is devoted to “Shipping Intelligence,” and included news of ship arrivals and gossip about the Dutchess of Kent.  During this period, the Oregon boundary question was hot news.  As this paper was written, however, the issue had been settled two months earlier.  Without this knowledge, Ross wrote that he suspected the Americans would start a war over the issue.  He warned the southerners that Canada could not only defend itself, but could “lay waste the North-western States with fire and sword, nor cease until the British flag waved triumphantly thoughout the Union.”

Chief Trader Bernard R. Ross, F.R.G.S., was only 18 years old when he wrote this account, and this was apparently his first trip west.  He became a well known naturalist (Ross’s Goose), an anthropologist, and a prolific contributor to the British Museum and Smithsonian Institution.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  Bernard Rogan Ross, “Fur Trade Gossip Sheet,” The Beaver:  Magazine of the North (Spring 1955)

Locations:  Cited in the Fort William Daily Times-Journal, Dec. 27, 1928; location of copy mentioned in The Beaver preserved by Ross’s daughter is unknown


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The Argus (PEI, 1885)

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See The Pownal Argus

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Annapolitan (MD, 1853)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Annapolis, Maryland

Frequency:  Monthly

Volume and Issue Data:  July 1853

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  J.N. Myers

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description & Notes:

None

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Original held at the Erie Historical Museum, Erie, PA.  Photocopy at Maryland State Archives, Hall of Records, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD . 

Amherst Juvenile (MA, 1874)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Amherst, Massachusetts

Frequency: Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  1874, Vol. 1, nos. 1,2,3 (12 pp.)

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher: Unknown

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

Children’s Paper.

Information Sources:

Bibliography: None

Locations:  Bliss family Papers, Box 2, folder 30, Amherst College Library Archives (see

http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/amherst/ma21_list.html),

Amherst, MA

The American Youth (NJ, 1884)

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Publication History:

Place of Publication:  Newark, NJ

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. III, No. 23, April, 12, 1884

Size and Format: Unknown

Editor/Publisher:  “published by W.V. Belknap”

Title Changes and Continuation: Unknown

General Description and Notes:

New Jersey Historical Society has classified it as a “manuscript boys’ newspaper”

Information Sources

Bibliography: None

Locations:  New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ, MG25

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