Boston Daily Advertiser
|Headquarters||20 Court Street; Washington Street Boston, Massachusetts United States|
The Advertiser was established in 1813, and in March 1814 it was purchased by journalist Nathan Hale. Hale was its chief editor until his death in 1863. Under Hale's supervision, the paper was first Federalist in politics, then Whig, and finally Republican, and it became very influential. It opposed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, and was the first paper to recommend the free colonization of Kansas. The principle of editorial responsibility, as distinct from that of individual contributions, was established in its columns. From 1841 until 1853, Hale's son Nathan Hale, Jr., was associated with his father in the editorial management of the paper.
After Hayes the Advertiser was acquired by former Massachusetts House of Representatives Speaker and Massachusetts's 7th district Congressman William Emerson Barrett who published the Advertiser until his death on February 12, 1906.
The paper was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1917, became an illustrated tabloid in 1921, and was defunct in 1929. Hearst continued using the name Advertiser for its Sunday paper until the early 1970s.
- Horatio Alger, Jr., assistant editor (1853–1854)
- Edwin Monroe Bacon.
- William Emerson Barrett, Washington correspondent (1882–1886). editor in chief (1888), chief proprietor and publisher.
- Frank P. Bennett, editorial writer. Known for his writings on finance and tariffs.
- Charles Hale
- Francis H. Jenks, theater critic
- George A. Marden.
- Samuel W. McCall, leading editorial writer.
- William M. Olin, reporter, editor, and Washington, D.C. correspondent.
- Epes Sargent, editor
Allusions in literature
- In Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s 1840 novel Two Years Before the Mast, Dana reads every part of The Boston Daily Advertiser.
- In Henry James' 1878 novel The Europeans, Mr Wentworth reads The Boston Daily Advertiser.
- In William Dean Howells' 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham, Bromfield Corey reads The Boston Daily Advertiser.
- Boston Weekly Messenger (1811-1861), the weekly edition of the Advertiser
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Newspapers". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 544–581. See page 567.
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892). "Hale, John". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- "Death List of A Day.; Elihu Burritt Hayes.". New York: The New York Times. April 2, 1903: 9.
- "Death List of A Day.; William Emerson Barrett". New York: The New York Times. February 13, 1906: 7.
- "Frank P. Bennett of Saugus Dead". The Boston Daily Globe. February 10, 1931.
- The New York Times (April 2, 1903) "Death List of A Day.; Elihu Burritt Hayes", (1903), p. 9.
- The New York Times (February 13, 1906) "Death List of A Day.; William Emerson Barrett" (1906), P. 7.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Newspapers". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 544–581. (See page 567.)
- Howells, William Dean.: The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885).
- James, Henry.: The Europeans (1878).
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