New York Evening Mail

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New York Evening Mail
Type Daily newspaper[1]
Owner(s) Charles H. Sweetser[2]
Publisher Evening Mail Association (1869–1870)[2]
Editor Charles H. Sweetser[2]
Founded 1867[1]
Headquarters New York City, NY, U.S.

The New York Evening Mail was an American daily newspaper published in New York City, from 1867 to 1877, then titled The New York Mail, until 1878, The Mail, 1878–79.[1]

The paper origins began with the New York Express, which was founded by James and Erastus Brooks as a Whig paper in June 1836, and the Daily Advertiser, with which it merged in November 1836.[3] It was eventually merged with the Evening Telegram upon being acquired by Frank Munsey from Henry L. Stoddard in January 1924.[4] This later became the New York World-Telegram in 1927.

The New York Times of July 9, 1918, reported that Edward Rumely "... vice president, secretary and publisher of the New York Evening Mail, was arrested late yesterday afternoon by agents of the Government, charged with perjury. The charge grew out of a statement filed with A. Mitchell Palmer, the Alien Property Custodian, in which Rumely asserted that The Evening Mail was an American-owned newspaper. The Government is in possession of evidence which, it is held, shows that instead of being owned by Americans, the paper is in fact owned by the Imperial German Government, which on June 1, 1915, paid to Rumely, through Walter Lyon, of the former Wall Street house of Renskorf. Lyon & Co., the sum of $735,000, which transferred the control of the newspaper to the Kaiser." [5]



  1. ^ a b c The Library of Congress, "About The New York mail. (New York 1877-1878)" in Chronicling America, The Library of Congress.
  2. ^ a b c OCLC 2264967
  3. ^ Hudson, Frederic. Journalism In The United States From 1690 To 1872, pp. 517–20 (1873)
  4. ^ (25 January 1924). F.A. MUNSEY BUYS THE EVENING MAIL, The New York Times
  5. ^ "Arrest Rumely; Say Germany Owns the Evening Mail," New York Times, July 9, 1918, p. 1.