Articles from July, 2012

Playing with Words

July 31, 2012

The editors of early nineteenth century newspapers worked with words for their living, and were not prevented by the serious news of the war from playing with them. Puns were not frequent, but whenever they saw an opportunity for a …

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News of the US: Week four of July 1812

July 23:  From New York — “On Thursday last the officers of the 3d (late 4th) Regiment, assembled at the Arsenal at 10 o’clock . . .  With two pieces, one a nine and the other a twelve pounder, and …

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Latest Postings to the Digital Repository

July 24, 2012

There are two new postings on UT’s Historical Newspapers page of its Digital Repository.  The first is the Natchez Weekly Democrat from December 1876 to December 1878.  For those of you who have become used to the newspapers of the …

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News of the US: Week three of July 1812

July 15:  From Washington — Approved by the Board of Aldermen and Board of Aldermen and Board of Common Council of the city of Washington, “That the sum of eight hundred dollars, be and the same is hereby appropriated for …

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Chastising your Competitor

July 16, 2012

In the early eighteen hundreds, Philadelphia newspaper editors were among the most out-spoken, and freely displayed their personalities.   Enos Bronson edited the United States’ Gazette, William Duane edited the Aurora, John Binns edited the Democratic Press.  Later, Robert Walsh would …

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