Columbian museum & Savannah advertiser. (Savannah [Ga.]) 1796-181?
Place of Publication:
- Savannah, Chatham county
Dates of publication:
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 4, 1796)-
- Chatham County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Chatham County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207617
- Savannah (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Publishers: Gurdon I. Seymour, 1797; Gurdon I. Seymour & Philip D. Woolhopter, 1797-1802; Seymour, Woolhopter & Stebbins, 1802-1804; Seymour & Woolhopter, 1804-<1808>; Philip D. Woolhopter, <1810>-1815; Stebbins & Woolhopter, <1815>.
Columbian museum & Savannah advertiser. March 8, 1796
Titus Powers and Gurdon Seymour published the first issue of the Columbian Museum and Savannah Advertiser on March 8, 1796. The Museum was a much more successful rival to the Georgia Gazette than the Georgia Journal and Independent Federal Register and lasted for more than two decades. The Museum became Savannah’s sole newspaper for nine months when a fire wiped out the offices and printing press of the Georgia Gazette on November 24, 1796. The Museum’s offices were also lost, but the newspaper was able to publish a single-sheet issue on November 29 about the fire. By October 5, the Museum returned to full-size again. The newspaper began publishing daily in 1817 by merging with the tri-weekly Savannah Gazette to form the Columbian Museum and Savannah Daily Gazette. The paper lasted for five more years before ceasing publication in 1822 under the masthead Savannah Museum.