The Savannah journal. (Savannah, Ga.) 1872-1873
Place of Publication:
- Savannah, Chatham county
Dates of publication:
- Ceased in 1873.
- Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 14, 1872)-
- Chatham County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Chatham County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207617
- Savannah (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Publisher's name recorded in Rowell, 1873.
The Savannah journal. August 22, 1872
John Emory Bryant, a former Freedmen’s Bureau agent, was an active Republican newspaper editor for the Loyal Georgian in Augusta, Georgia from 1866 until the loss of state patronage forced the paper to cease publication in 1868. In July 1869, Bryant established another Republican sheet, the Georgia Republican, but he again faced financial instability in the largely Democratic city. Faced with fierce opposition, Bryant decided to relocate to Savannah, Georgia, and he published the first issue of the newly titled Savannah Journal on February 14, 1872. Thomas E. Robinson and Georgia Morris Davis served as editors for the Journal, which claimed a circulation of 1,344. The paper circulated every Wednesday at a subscription cost of two dollars until 1873 when, again, a lack of patronage forced Bryant to discontinue the paper.