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The Savannah journal. (Savannah, Ga.) 1872-1873

 

Title:

The Savannah journal.

Place of Publication:

Savannah, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • Savannah, Chatham county

Publisher:

[Thomas Robinson]

Dates of publication:

1872-1873

Description:

  • Ceased in 1873.
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 14, 1872)-

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Chatham County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Chatham County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207617
  • Georgia--Savannah.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207319
  • Savannah (Ga.)--Newspapers.

Notes:

  • Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
  • Publisher's name recorded in Rowell, 1873.

LCCN:

sn85034254

OCLC:

12595239

The Savannah journal. August 22, 1872

About

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.