The Boston Journal
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The April 10, 1865, front page of
the Boston Daily Journal
|Owner(s)||Ford & Damrell (1833–1841)|
John Sherburne Sleeper, John A. Dix, Henry Rogers (1841–1845)
Sleeper and Rogers (1845–1854)
Henry Rogers & Charles O. Rogers (1854–1855)
Charles O. Rogers (1855–1869)
Estate of Charles O. Rogers (1869–1896)
William D. Sohler (1896–1899)
Stephen O'Meara (1899–1902)
Frank Munsey (1902–1913)
Matthew Hale (1913–1914)
Walton A. Greene, Frederick Enwright, & Hugh Cabot (1914–1917)
Charles Eliot Ware Jr. (1917)
James H. Higgins (1917)
|Publisher||Journal Newspaper Company|
|Founded||February 5, 1833|
|Ceased publication||October 1917 (merged with the Boston Herald)|
|Headquarters||264 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts United States|
The paper was originally an evening paper called the Evening Mercantile Journal. When it started publishing its morning edition, it changed its name to The Boston Journal.
- Charles Carleton Coffin, war correspondent who wrote dispatches from the front under the byline "Carlton".
- Stephen O'Meara, reporter (1874–1879), city editor (1879–1881), managing editor (1881–1895), general manager (1891–1895), editor-in-chief and publisher (1895–1899), and majority owner (1899–1902). Later served as the first commissioner of the Boston Police Department.
- Thomas Freeman Porter
- Benjamin Perley Poore, Washington correspondent and war correspondent who wrote under the byline "Perley".
- John Sherburne Sleeper, principal editor and part owner of the newspaper. Sleeper wrote the Journal's "Tales of the Seas" under his nom de plume of Hawser Martingale.
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- "Boston Papers Merged.; Herald Absorbs The Journal and Will Use the Joint Title" (PDF). The New York Times. October 6, 1917. p. 12.
- Stanwood, Edward (1886), Boston Illustrated, Boston and New York: James R. Osgood & Co., and Houghton Mifflin & Co, p. 102
- "James H. Higgins, Retired Publisher; Also Was Treasurer of Boston Herald for 10 Years After Merger With Traveler Dies at Central Valley In 1917 He Bought The Boston Journal and Consolidated It With The Herald. The New York Times, page 13, August 1, 1938.
- Bacon, Edwin Munroe (1886), Bacon's Dictionary of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts and New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co, The Riverside Press, p. 220.
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- Bostonian Society. Photo of billboards hanging from the Boston Journal Building at 264 Washington Street, April 1898
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