Boston Atlas

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The Atlas, Boston, 1838

The Boston Atlas (1832-1857) newspaper of Boston, Massachusetts, was published in daily and semi-weekly editions in the mid-19th century.[1] John H. Eastburn established the paper in 1832.[2][3] Editors included Richard Hildreth, Richard Haughton, William Hayden, Thomas M. Brewer, William Schouler, R. Carter.[2] Among the contributors: Joseph Carter Abbott, Benjamin Perley Poore, Samuel F. Tappan. Its office stood at no.18 State Street and later in the Old State House.[4][5] The paper supported the Whig Party.[2] Its Democratic rival, with which it sparred constantly, was the Boston Post.[6] In 1857 the Boston Traveller absorbed The Atlas.[7]

Variant titles[edit]

Daily edition
  • Boston Daily Atlas, 1832-1834, 1844-1857[8]
  • The Daily Atlas, 1834-1837[8]
  • The Atlas, 1837-1840[8]
Semiweekly
  • Boston Atlas, 1833-1834[8]
  • The Atlas, 1834-1840[8]
  • The Semi-Weekly Atlas, 1841-1844[8]
  • The Boston Semi-Weekly Atlas, 1844-1857[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. About Boston daily Atlas. ([Boston, Mass.]) 1832-1834
  2. ^ a b c Frederic Hudson (1873), Journalism in the United States, from 1690-1872, New York: Harper & Brothers, OCLC 824555 
  3. ^ American dictionary of printing and bookmaking, containing a history of these arts in Europe and America, New York: H. Lockwood & co., 1894 
  4. ^ Boston Directory ..., Boston: Charles Stimpson, Jr., 1836 
  5. ^ The Boston directory for the year 1852. Boston: George Adams. 1852. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Schouler (1916). "The Whig Party in Massachusetts". Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 50. 
  7. ^ King, Moses (1881), King's Hand-book of Boston ...: Profusely Illustrated, Cambridge, Ma: Moses King, p. 267 
  8. ^ a b c d e f Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Retrieved 2012-03-29
  9. ^ Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. About Boston traveller. (Boston [Mass.]) 1855-1892

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