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The Morning Journal-Courier Archive

  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • 18801908

About

Founded in 1848, the Morning Journal and Courier was an important source of news in the bustling industrial and railroad center of New Haven, Connecticut. The masthead proclaimed it as the "Largest Daily Newspaper in the City." In 1885, Rowell's advertising directory situated the Journal and Courier as one of five publications, including the New Haven Morning News, the New Haven Union, the New Haven Evening Register, and the New Haven Daily Palladium, that sold between 3,000 and 5,000 issues in a city of 70,000. The prominent Republican businessman John Bennett Carrington, Sr. (1811-1881), who took over full ownership of the Journal and Courier in 1875, directed a horse railroad company, a bank, a utility company, and several manufacturing firms. As editor, the senior Carrington aimed to create a "family paper," "conservative in tone," consistently Republican in outlook, but not "unduly partisan." After his death, his son, John B. Carrington (1849-1929), became president and treasurer of the Carrington Publishing Company, making the family name integral to the history of journalism in New Haven. The junior Carrington was also deeply involved in the business and finance of the city, serving at various times as a bank president and the vice-president of a local railroad company.

Archive Info

  • 59,380
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • 18801908

Source Information

The Morning Journal-Courier, 1907–1908 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 27, 2019

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Editorial call to artists 12/31/08

Editorial call to artists 12/31/08

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New Haven, Connecticut
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The Morning Journal-Courier
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1908editorial that Christmas Stamps should be continued
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retail advertisement

retail advertisement

The Morning Journal-Courier
New Haven, Connecticut
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Few Survivors Left

Few Survivors Left

The Morning Journal-Courier
New Haven, Connecticut
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Obit

Obit

The Morning Journal-Courier
New Haven, Connecticut
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Archive Info

  • 59,380
  • New Haven, Connecticut
  • 18801908

Source Information

The Morning Journal-Courier, 1907–1908 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 27, 2019