Columbian centinel. (Augusta, Ga.) 18??-????
Place of Publication:
- Augusta, Richmond county
Dates of publication:
- Augusta (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Richmond County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01215116
- Richmond County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 158 (Aug. 2, 1806).
Columbian centinel. August 2, 1806
In 1838, William Tappan Thompson, author of the 1843 Major Jones's Courtship, founded Georgia's first exclusively literary paper titled the Augusta Mirror. Thompson was a staff member under Judge Augustus Baldwin Longstreet at the State's Rights Sentinel, and Longstreet's influence can be felt in Thompson's southern humorist writing. For the extent of the Mirror's short life, the publication's banner would read "A Semi-Monthly Journal Devoted to Polite Literature, Useful Intelligence, and the Arts." In 1842 Thompson merged the Mirror with the Macon Family Companion to create the Family Companion and Ladies Mirror; the paper would cease print by early 1843.