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Newfoundland Mercantile Journal

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Newfoundland Mercantile Journal, The Colonist, The Daily News, The Daily Star, The Evening Advocate, The Evening Herald, The Harbor Grace Standard, The Morning Courier, The Patriot And Terra-Nova Herald, The St. John's Daily News, The Telegram, The Terra Nova Advocate, The Twillingate Sun, The Western Star, plus all newspapers in the CNS News Collection
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Note:: Descriptions of the newspapers came from Suzanne Ellison's Historical Directory of Newfoundland and Labrador Newspapers (http://www.library.mun.ca/cns/nlnews/)
Issues on the DAI are : 11 September 1816 to 07 June 1827

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1827: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun

Description:
The Newfoundland Mercantile Journal was made up almost entirely of material selected from the foreign press, advertisements, official and legal notices, and shipping news. Domestic news, including death notices, rarely filled more than half a column and dealt mainly with the activities of prominent citizens, accidents and fires. The Nov. 23, 1816 edition expressed concern over the problems of the coming winter in light of the severe poverty in the city. The Jan. 3, 1822 issue pondered the poor state of the economy, but even this sort of editorial comment was rare and problems of the Colony were given much less attention than were events abroad.

Publisher:
Haire & Lee, Sept. 11, 1816-May 16?, 1817.
Robert Lee, May 23-June 13, 1817
Donald M'Phee Lee, Jan. 9, 1818-June 7, 1827.



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