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Newspaper The New World (New York) 1840-1845 [Microfilm Reel]

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  • The New World (New York) 1840-1845 [Microfilm Reel]


  • Deming, Henry Champion, 1815-1872, editor
  • Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864, editor
  • Winchester, Jonas, 1810-1887, publisher

Dates of Publication

  • 1840-1845

Created / Published

  • New York : J. Winchester, 1840-1845



  • Newspapers


  • -  Weekly
  • -  Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 6, 1840)-vol. 10, no. 19 (May 10, 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 Jonathan, 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; the whole unbounded continent is ours!"
  • -  Also issued in an extra series, No. 1 (May 16, 1842)-no. 104/105 (Jan. 1844); also includes additional supplements.
  • -  Extra series numbered as follows: extra 1st = no. 19 1/2 = whole number 101 1/2; -extra numbers 21 & 22 = -whole number 120 1/2; volume 2, numbers 1/2-35/36/37 = numbers 25/26-59/60/61; nos. 62/63-104/105. Extra series number 37/38 = vol. 2, nos. 13/14, and vol. 2, nos. 15/16 = number 39/40 both dated as December 1842.
  • -  The folio ed., begun in Oct. 1839, contained the same articles as the quarto, except for additional advertisements and a few news items.
  • -  Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1976. 5 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. (American periodical series, 1800-1850 ; 1696-1700).
  • -  Saturday emporium 2993-2424


  • 10 volumes : illustrations ; 30-41 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Microfilm 01104 no. 1696-1700 AP
  • AP2 .A1 APSII reel 1696-1700

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sf89092294

OCLC Number

  • 11254590

ISSN Number

  • 2993-2408

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