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Newspaper The New World (New York) 1839-1845 [Microfilm Reel]

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  • The New World (New York) 1839-1845 [Microfilm Reel]


  • Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864, editor
  • Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857, editor
  • Sargent, Epes, 1813-1880, editor
  • Winchester, Jonas, 1810-1887, publisher

Dates of Publication

  • 1839-1845

Created / Published

  • New York : James Winchester, 1839-



  • Newspapers


  • -  Weekly
  • -  Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 26, 1839)-
  • -  Ceased in May 1845.
  • -  The New World was one of the "mammoth" weeklies of the 1840's, so called because its pages were sometimes more than four feet long and eleven columns wide. A quarto edition was also published. Editors Park Benjamin and Rufus Wilmot Griswold, who had previously served as editors of a rival paper, the Brother Jonathn, set out to beat the book publishers by reprinting complete novels as "extras." Their messengers would meet the incoming steamships, thus receiving, the earliest copies of the new English novels, which were then quickly set into type. The regular issue featured tales, poetry, and articles on literature, science, music, and the arts. After Benjamin and his colleague James Aldrich were succeeded in Mar. 1844 by Henry C. Deming and the Rev. James McKay, the New World became somewhat tamer; political, naval, military, and foreign news were given coverage, more illustrations appeared, and serialized tales, such as "The Wandering Jew" were featured in many issues. Cf. American periodicals, 1741-1900.
  • -  Published every Saturday.
  • -  "No pent-up Utica contracts our powers, but the whole boundless continent is ours!"
  • -  A specimen number was issued Oct. 19, 1839.
  • -  The quarto ed., begun in June 1840, contained the same articles as the folio, except for advertisements and a few news items.
  • -  Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1976. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (American periodical series, 1800-1850 ; 1700).
  • -  Saturday emporium


  • volumes : illustrations ; 77 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Microfilm 01104 no. 1700 AP
  • AP2 .A64

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sf89092293

OCLC Number

  • 11247984

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