Early American Newspapers, 1850-1859

Newspaper Title City State Start Date End Date Issues Available
Age Augusta ME 1854-02-02 1856-12-25 36
Albany Argus Albany NY 1855-01-05 1855-04-17 2
Albany Evening Journal Albany NY 1850-01-02 1859-12-31 3,107
Alexandria Gazette Alexandria VA 1850-01-01 1859-12-31 3,095
Alta California San Francisco CA 1850-06-01 1859-12-05 106
Annapolis Gazette Annapolis MD 1854-09-28 1859-12-29 274
Arkansas Intelligencer Van Buren AR 1857-03-13 1858-10-01 27
Arkansas Whig Little Rock AR 1851-05-22 1855-05-24 144
Atlantic Journal May's Landing NJ 1859-10-13 1859-11-24 4
Barre Gazette Barre MA 1850-01-11 1859-12-30 229
Barre Patriot Barre MA 1850-01-04 1855-11-30 275
Bellows Falls Gazette Bellows Falls VT 1850-01-03 1851-05-30 57
Beobachter Am Egg Harbor River Egg Harbor City NJ 1858-10-02 1858-12-25 11
Boston Courier Boston MA 1850-01-07 1859-12-29 494
Boston Evening Transcript Boston MA 1850-01-01 1856-12-31 2,157
Boston Post Boston MA 1850-03-22 1859-12-22 196
Boston Recorder Boston MA 1850-01-03 1859-12-29 521
Cabinet Schenectady NY 1850-01-01 1858-06-01 387
California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences San Francisco CA 1857-01-23 1859-03-25 45
California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences Sacramento CA 1854-01-12 1857-01-16 110
California Gazette Benicia CA 1851-03-29 1852-02-21 40
Centinel Of Freedom Newark NJ 1853-04-05 1859-12-27 249
Charleston Courier Charleston SC 1850-01-01 1858-12-31 2,731
Charleston Mercury Charleston SC 1854-01-02 1859-12-31 1,208
Cherokee Sentinel Rusk TX 1856-05-17 1857-03-28 25
Chicago Daily Times Chicago IL 1855-01-16 1856-05-02 28
Chicago Times Chicago IL 1854-11-02 1859-01-13 52
Columbian Register New Haven CT 1850-01-26 1859-12-31 199
Columbus Tri-Weekly Enquirer Columbus GA 1855-11-27 1858-09-21 437
Commercial Advertiser New York NY 1850-01-02 1859-12-31 713
Connecticut Courant Hartford CT 1850-01-12 1859-12-31 502
Connecticut Herald New Haven CT 1850-08-31 1853-12-10 2
Constitution Middletown CT 1850-01-02 1859-12-28 397
Constitution Washington (DC) DC 1859-04-13 1859-11-26 170
Copway's American Indian New York NY 1851-08-23 1851-09-06 2
Daily Alabama Journal Montgomery AL 1850-02-19 1853-12-31 796
Daily Atlas Boston MA 1850-01-01 1857-04-11 2,042
Daily Confederation Montgomery AL 1858-05-01 1859-12-31 489
Daily Constitutionalist Augusta GA 1852-07-01 1852-07-01 1
Daily Delta New Orleans LA 1852-12-31 1857-01-08 3
Daily Democratic State Journal Sacramento CA 1853-08-26 1858-04-30 928
Daily Globe San Francisco CA 1857-01-01 1858-08-14 554
Daily Globe Washington (DC) DC 1850-01-01 1859-03-25 1,642
Daily Missouri Republican St. Louis MO 1850-01-01 1858-12-31 1,963
Daily National Intelligencer Washington (DC) DC 1850-01-01 1859-12-31 4,141
Daily Ohio State Journal Columbus OH 1851-11-29 1851-12-27 2
Daily Ohio Statesman Columbus OH 1850-01-02 1859-12-31 2,403
Daily Placer Times and Transcript San Francisco CA 1852-06-28 1855-12-04 1,005
Daily True Delta New Orleans LA 1857-05-23 1859-12-31 336
Dallas Weekly Herald Dallas TX 1855-12-08 1859-12-28 98
Davenport Democrat and Leader Davenport IA 1857-10-01 1857-12-31 69
Delaware State Reporter Dover DE 1853-06-17 1859-10-14 376
Democratic Standard Portland OR 1854-08-30 1859-02-16 6
Der Wochentliche Unzeiger Egg Harbor City NJ 1859-06-04 1859-08-06 9
Deseret News Salt Lake City UT 1851-01-11 1858-03-03 92
Easton Gazette Easton MD 1854-05-27 1859-12-24 149
Easton Star Easton MD 1850-01-01 1859-02-22 435
Egg Harbor Beobachter Egg Harbor City NJ 1859-01-13 1859-04-28 13
Emancipator and Republican Boston MA 1850-01-03 1850-12-26 52
Evening Post New York NY 1850-01-02 1859-12-31 2,529
Farmer's Cabinet Amherst NH 1850-01-03 1859-12-28 697
Floridian and Journal Tallahassee FL 1850-01-12 1859-12-31 347
Folio Honolulu HI 1855-11-16 1855-11-16 1
Frederick Douglass' Paper Rochester NY 1850-01-25 1859-07-22 132
Friend Honolulu HI 1850-01-04 1859-12-01 122
Galveston Weekly News Galveston TX 1851-03-18 1851-09-09 16
Gloucester Telegraph Gloucester MA 1850-01-02 1851-12-31 210
Harford Gazette and General Advertiser Bel Air MD 1850-01-04 1852-05-21 121
Hartford Daily Courant Hartford CT 1851-03-22 1855-09-03 6
Hartford Times Hartford CT 1858-08-10 1858-08-10 1
Hillsborough Recorder Hillsborough NC 1850-10-16 1855-05-16 4
Hudson River Chronicle Sing-Sing NY 1850-01-01 1850-09-17 34
Huntsville Item Huntsville TX 1856-01-05 1856-06-07 12
Indiana State Journal Indianapolis IN 1856-11-27 1856-11-27 1
Jackson Citizen Jackson MI 1850-01-02 1859-12-29 496
Jamestown Journal Jamestown NY 1852-08-06 1859-12-30 238
Jeffersonian Democrat Monroe WI 1856-08-14 1857-03-26 24
Jeffersonian Republican Charlottesville VA 1855-04-19 1855-08-30 2
Lake Superior Miner Ontonagon MI 1855-10-06 1859-09-10 129
Ledger and Texan San Antonio TX 1853-01-06 1859-12-31 183
Liberator Boston MA 1850-01-04 1859-12-31 523
Litchfield Republican Litchfield CT 1850-01-03 1856-06-13 288
Lowell Daily Citizen and News Lowell MA 1856-04-28 1859-12-31 1,128
Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette Hallowell ME 1851-05-24 1858-10-16 12
Manufacturers' and Farmers' Journal Providence RI 1850-05-23 1857-12-28 14
Massachusetts Spy Worcester MA 1850-01-02 1859-12-28 522
Milwaukee Sentinel Milwaukee WI 1850-01-01 1859-06-30 2,763
Minnesota Pioneer St. Paul MN 1850-12-12 1853-01-20 68
Mississippi Free Trader Natchez MS 1850-01-02 1854-03-28 217
Missouri Courier Hannibal MO 1850-01-03 1854-12-28 175
Mystic Pioneer Mystic CT 1859-03-12 1859-12-31 43
Nacogdoches Chronicle Nacogdoches TX 1852-08-07 1854-10-17 89
National Aegis Worcester MA 1850-01-02 1857-10-31 407
National American Bel Air MD 1856-09-05 1859-12-23 36
National Era Washington (DC) DC 1850-01-03 1859-12-29 669
New Albany Daily Ledger New Albany IN 1854-02-11 1859-12-31 1,601
New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette Concord NH 1850-01-03 1859-12-28 615
New Hampshire Sentinel Keene NH 1850-01-03 1855-12-28 129
New London Daily Chronicle New London CT 1850-01-02 1859-12-30 1,759
New London Daily Star New London CT 1859-09-20 1859-09-20 1
New London Democrat New London CT 1850-01-05 1852-12-25 106
New Orleans Daily Creole New Orleans LA 1856-07-01 1856-12-31 155
New York Herald New York NY 1856-05-01 1859-12-31 964
New York Ledger New York NY 1856-04-19 1859-12-31 181
New York Semi-Weekly Express New York NY 1850-08-27 1852-02-27 4
New York Tribune New York NY 1856-01-01 1859-12-31 1,239
New-Bedford Mercury New Bedford MA 1850-01-04 1857-12-25 121
New-Hampshire Gazette Portsmouth NH 1850-01-02 1851-12-30 198
Newport Mercury Newport RI 1850-01-05 1859-12-31 466
Norfolk Democrat Dedham MA 1850-01-04 1854-09-15 271
North American Philadelphia PA 1850-01-01 1859-12-31 3,102
Northern Islander St. James MI 1850-12-12 1856-06-20 77
Norwich Aurora Norwich CT 1850-10-16 1859-12-31 109
Norwich Courier Norwich CT 1853-07-20 1858-03-10 111
Ohio State Journal Columbus OH 1850-01-22 1859-12-27 451
Ohio Statesman Columbus OH 1850-04-02 1852-11-02 123
Pacific Commercial Advertiser Honolulu HI 1856-07-02 1859-12-29 188
Pennsylvania Freeman Philadelphia PA 1850-01-03 1854-06-15 154
Pensacola Gazette Pensacola FL 1850-01-12 1856-03-29 3
Pilot Egg Harbor City NJ 1858-12-18 1859-03-19 13
Plattsburgh Republican Plattsburgh NY 1850-01-19 1859-06-25 276
Polynesian Honolulu HI 1851-06-21 1858-09-11 69
Portage County Democrat Ravenna OH 1854-04-05 1855-03-28 52
Portland Daily Advertiser Portland ME 1850-01-01 1859-07-16 325
Portland Weekly Advertiser Portland ME 1850-01-01 1859-12-27 530
Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics Portsmouth NH 1850-01-05 1859-12-31 523
Press Philadelphia PA 1857-08-01 1858-01-30 154
Providence Evening Press Providence RI 1859-03-14 1859-12-31 249
Public Ledger Philadelphia PA 1850-01-01 1859-12-31 3,394
Reading Adler Reading PA 1850-01-01 1859-12-27 524
Republic Washington (DC) DC 1850-01-03 1851-07-31 84
Republican Farmer Bridgeport CT 1851-09-09 1858-05-14 28
Richmond Daily Whig Richmond VA 1854-10-24 1857-03-28 8
Richmond Whig Richmond VA 1850-01-01 1859-12-30 939
Sacramento Weekly Union Sacramento CA 1851-10-31 1853-04-15 14
Salem Observer Salem MA 1850-01-05 1857-01-31 165
Salem Register Salem MA 1850-01-03 1859-12-29 919
San Francisco Bulletin San Francisco CA 1855-10-08 1859-12-31 1,303
San Francisco Evening Journal San Francisco CA 1852-05-31 1854-05-13 100
San Joaquin Republican Stockton CA 1855-10-27 1859-12-31 204
Sandusky Register Sandusky OH 1850-01-02 1859-11-16 2,232
Saturday Evening Gazette Boston MA 1856-09-20 1859-03-26 126
Saturday Morning Citizen Beverly MA 1858-10-13 1859-12-31 18
Savannah Republican Savannah GA 1850-01-01 1851-12-31 616
Sociale Republik New York NY 1858-04-24 1859-12-31 89
Southern Aegis Bel Air MD 1857-07-11 1857-12-26 25
Southern Beacon Henderson TX 1859-01-15 1859-07-02 12
Southern Intelligencer Austin TX 1856-08-27 1859-12-28 123
Spectator New York NY 1850-01-03 1851-09-29 167
St. Albans Messenger St. Albans VT 1850-01-03 1859-12-29 532
St. Paul Daily Pioneer St. Paul MN 1854-09-23 1857-12-31 648
Standard Clarksville TX 1850-01-12 1859-12-31 440
Star State Patriot Marshall TX 1852-03-20 1852-10-23 24
Sun Pittsfield MA 1850-01-03 1859-12-29 605
Sun Baltimore MD 1850-01-01 1859-12-31 3,073
Sunday Delta New Orleans LA 1856-09-28 1859-11-20 47
Texas State Gazette Austin TX 1853-08-06 1859-12-31 241
Times Hartford CT 1850-01-05 1855-01-27 95
Trenton State Gazette Trenton NJ 1850-01-01 1858-12-31 2,661
Trinity Advocate Palestine TX 1857-04-22 1859-12-28 91
Vermont Centinel Burlington VT 1850-05-17 1850-07-12 8
Vermont Gazette Bennington VT 1850-01-03 1850-10-10 32
Vermont Journal Windsor VT 1850-01-04 1856-05-30 255
Vermont Phoenix Brattleboro VT 1850-03-08 1850-12-27 12
Victoria Advocate Victoria TX 1850-01-25 1851-11-08 70
Wabash Courier Terre Haute IN 1850-01-05 1853-01-01 33
Washington Reporter Washington PA 1850-01-02 1859-12-28 583
Washington Review and Examiner Washington PA 1853-06-04 1856-12-06 183
Washington Sentinel Washington DC 1853-10-02 1855-03-24 431
Weekly Alta California San Francisco CA 1850-10-05 1854-12-30 28
Weekly California Express Marysville CA 1857-11-07 1859-10-29 87
Weekly Champion and Press Atchison KS 1858-02-20 1859-12-31 93
Weekly Civilian Cumberland MD 1859-03-17 1859-12-29 36
Weekly Council Bluffs Bugle Council Bluffs IA 1855-01-12 1859-12-28 97
Weekly Eagle Brattleboro VT 1850-01-03 1852-12-09 314
Weekly Eastern Argus Portland ME 1850-08-29 1856-04-10 3
Weekly Herald New York NY 1850-09-07 1857-12-26 230
Weekly Houston Telegraph Houston TX 1850-01-17 1859-12-21 107
Weekly Journal Galveston TX 1852-03-19 1852-11-05 25
Weekly Pacific News San Francisco CA 1850-01-31 1851-05-15 17
Weekly Picayune New Orleans LA 1859-04-27 1859-06-27 3
Weekly St. Louis Pilot St. Louis MO 1855-01-06 1856-11-15 95
Weekly Wisconsin Patriot Madison WI 1854-07-08 1859-12-31 281
Whaleman's Shipping List and Merchants' Transcript  New Bedford MA 1850-01-01 1859-12-27 521
Wisconsin Chief Auburn NY 1850-01-01 1856-07-15 311
Wisconsin Chief Fort Atkinson WI 1857-01-21 1859-11-23 79
Wisconsin Daily Patriot Madison WI 1859-09-10 1859-12-31 96
Wisconsin Democrat Madison WI 1850-01-12 1852-05-08 46
Wisconsin Free Democrat Milwaukee WI 1850-01-02 1859-03-23 296
Wisconsin State Journal Madison WI 1857-03-10 1857-03-10 1
Wooster Republican Wooster OH 1853-06-16 1859-12-29 270