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The weekly sun. (Columbus, Ga.) 1857-1873

 

Title:

The weekly sun.

Place of Publication:

Columbus, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • Columbus, Muscogee county

Publisher:

Thos. Gilbert & Co.

Dates of publication:

1857-1873

Description:

  • Began in 1857?
  • -v. 15, no. 47 (Dec. 30, 1873).

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Columbus (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Columbus.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01214575
  • Georgia--Muscogee County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01216552
  • Muscogee County (Ga.)--Newspapers.

Notes:

  • Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
  • Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 16 (Aug. 2, 1859).
  • Publication suspended Apr. 17, 1865-<Oct. 1, 1865>.

LCCN:

sn85034028

OCLC:

12377753

The weekly sun. August 2, 1859

About

The Daily Sun was founded in 1855 by Thomas De Wolf as Columbus’ first daily newspaper. De Wolf entered into a partnership with Thomas Gilbert and the two created the Thomas Gilbert & Co. publishing company in 1862. The daily paper was one of three newspapers being published in Columbus. In 1858, De Wolf used his paper to support Governor Joseph E. Brown’s second term. Regarding possible secession, the three Columbus papers were divided with the Daily Sun’s own editorial board split between secessionists and unionists. The Sun’s biggest rival, the Columbus Enquirer, supported Union-Democrats. In 1865, the Sun absorbed the Columbus Times but did not change the masthead. The Daily Sun was maintained until 1873 when the owners of the Columbus Enquirer purchased the newspaper to form the Columbus Enquirer-Sun.