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Newspapers and magazines
EJ Phillips was an inveterate newspaper reader (and clipper). We still have a number of the articles mentioned in the letters. (As my friends can attest to, this habit of being relentlessly informative and forever filling envelopes with items that seem relevant to the interest of friends and family has come down to more current generations. She doesn't mention Harper's Weekly, but it is one of the most accessible texts, whether in bound volumes at Boston Public Library or electronically: http://www.harpweek.com/default.asp
Theater historian Mary Shortt mentions following EJP career in the 1870's in the New York Clipper, which was an "authority on sporting and theatrical events" and founded in 1853 King's NYC
Clipper has been digitized and is indexed
but is not always available.
The Illinois Digital Popular Entertainment has the New York Clipper (1853-1924) http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=cl&cl=CL1&sp=NYC&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------
The growing availability of online historic newspapers continues to open up new resources for my project.
Chicago, June 30, 1886 I recd Sunday's World from you this morning, "Dear old Mrs. Phillips" has been, worked harder than any of the other ladies, all but I having been out of the bill, or else not in the new play. I have regained all the prestige I lost while under Collier's management.
New York, Feby 13th /87
enclosed the Herald's report of Joe Howard's alleged fight with Pulitzer. And
my portrait from last Sunday's "urnal".
Presumably this is the Morning Journal founded in 1882 and edited by Joseph Pulitzer. "It became gradually a wealthy, popular, distinctive newspaper" (Kings NYC).
April 18, 1887 AM Palmer's Madison Square Company's trip to Washington DC for an Actors' Fund Benefit performance of Jim the Penman received extensive press coverage.
Tacoma, June 23, 1890 I have addressed two of the Morning papers to you. I believe there is an afternoon paper published also, but I have not yet seen it.
Crane & Co played here last week and yesterday met them halfway between here and Portland. Both companies got out of the cars, and each greeted the other very warmly and ended in singing "Auld Lang Syne" in a very high key.
It was very funny, and was thoroughly enjoyed by ourselves, as well as the natives, the latter looking on in blank amazement, but I do not think there were a quarter of the number Mr. Jarrett gives in his interview with the newspaper reporter. I think 40 would be nearer the mark than 400.
New York, Dec. 22, 1891 I read the article in the Herald concerning the Gregory [murder] case that you told me of in a previous letter. Seems to have been a very cruel cold blooded affair, but there are so many dreadful things happening every day, that one ceases to wonder at them.
Philadelphia, May 5, 1895, John Dolman is now the Phila correspondent of the New York "Clipper" and has to go in search of news. He visits the various theatres in town nearly every night now, and I tell him he is getting very giddy. He was rather bashful at first, but is beginning to like it.
Philadelphia, June 27, 1892 We took dinner & supper yesterday at 1738 [Franklin Street, Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. John Dolman Sr.]. While at the dinner table Mr. Dolman made very kind inquiries for you. I said I thought you had been very busy with convention work. He smiled and said that Newspapers were generally pretty busy at such times.
Albert started out as a printer, worked for the Middletown Argus, but also wrote for it. We still have the columns, photographs and letters he wrote from California and Hawaii when he was sent to the Spanish American War in 1898.
Look into the Herald, World, and other contemporary newspapers.
World in particular "revolutionized journalism ... jingoistic in its
demand for war with Spain , sensational in its crusade for reform, it
became the foremost paper in New York" [Encyclopedia Am Facts & Dates].
Joseph Pulitzer bought the paper in 1883 and the flamboyant competition between it and
William Randolph Hearst's Journal gave rise to the term 'yellow journalism'.
I was excited to go to a party at the Pulitzer mansion in Oct 2016 for the fundraiser for 25th anniversary of the Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library . David Redden, President of the American Trust for the British Library and his wife live at The Pulitzer Mansion, 11 East 73rd Street,penthouse, New York City.
When I read about the 1903 Stanford White designed house http://daytoninmanhattan.
Thanks to Phil Davies for the invitation and the chance to meet Lisa Merrill who is working on an Octoroon project.
Boston Globe archives 1872- https://bostonglobe.newspapers.com/?xid=1880&tpa=SvJvGlDXuHt2PevRH2LqXA%3D%3D
California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu 1846-
Chicago Tribune Archives http://archives.chicagotribune.com/results/ 1852 -present
Colorado Historical Newspapers https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org 1859-1923
Making of America Journal Collection, Cornell University http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/moa_browse.html
New York Newspaper Indexes, Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/ind/ny.html
Budd L. Gambee, Frank Leslie and His Illustrated Newspaper, 1855-1860 (1964)
Madeleine B. Stern, Purple Passage: The Life of Mrs. Frank Leslie (1953). Mrs. Frank Leslie writes about California
Herald, Mather, James P.
Index to marriages and deaths in the New York Herald , volume 1, 1835-
1855, volume 2, 1856-1863 / ... -- Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987.
v1, 560 p., v2, 685 p. F118.M27 1987
New York Sun https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Sun
New York Times Index, New York: New York Times, semi-annual, 1851- present. Also available online.
New York Times Theater Reviews, New York: New York Times, 1975. Vol. 1. 1870-1885, Vol. 2 1886-1895
New-York Daily Tribune index for 1875-
New York, The Tribune association, 1876-.
Annual. LC Call Number AI21.N5
Holdings : 1875-1881, 1883-1902, 1904-1906
World 1860-1931, Joseph Pulitzer
American Newspaper Repository http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/americannewspaperrepository/
and sporting news
New York Clipper, New York: 1853-1924 (absorbed by Variety). The Harvard Theatre Collection has microfilm. The Library of Congress catalog lists microform 1853-1923
Illinois Digital Popular Entertainment has the New York Clipper (1853-1924) http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=cl&cl=CL1&sp=NYC&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------
New York Dramatic Mirror (title varies) 1879-1922. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Dramatic_Mirror
Baltimore Sun, http://baltimoresun.newspapers.com/
California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, http://cdnc.ucr.edu has San Francisco's Daily Alta (1849-=1891) and the San Francisco Call (1890-1913), the Los Angeles Herald and other California papers
Chronicling America, Library of Congress Newspaper Archives 1836-1922 http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Hoosier’s State Chronicles: Indiana’s Historic Digital Newspaper Program https://newspapers.library.in.gov/
Juergens, George, Joseph Pulitzer and the New York World, Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1966
Making of America journal collection, Cornell Univ. http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/moa_browse.html
New York Clipper Almanac 1877 http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/cul/texts/ldpd_5655283_000/ldpd_5655283_000.pdf
Newspaper Archive.com http://newspaperarchive.com/
North American Review, 1815- http://www.northamericanreview.org/
Seitz, Don C., Joseph Pulitzer His Life & Letters, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1924. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0404056997/qid=1076980115/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-7351289-1775216?v=glance&s=books
Swanberg, WA, Pulitzer: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967.
Who built America; From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914, American Social History Project http://www.whobuiltamerica.org/index.html
Proquest Historical Newspapers Lib Guides
Readex America's Historical Newspapers http://www.newsbank.com/readex/?content=96
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