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The San Francisco Call and Post Archive

  • San Francisco, California
  • 18901913

About

The San Francisco Call began life on December 1, 1856, as the Daily Morning Call. Staunchly Republican in political outlook, the Call was popular with the working classes, and it was the city's leading morning newspaper for several decades. By the summer of 1864, the Call was boasting the highest daily circulation in the city, and its readership continued to rise, going from 10,750 in 1865 to 41,066 in 1880. In 1884 it boasted a circulation double that of any other daily. Originally a four page daily, the Call also put out a weekly, published on Tuesdays, and a Sunday edition. One of the paper's early writers was Mark Twain, who served as Nevada correspondent in 1863 and as reporter after he moved to San Francisco the following year. In just over four months as full time beat reporter, Twain produced some 200 articles on crime and the courts, theater and the opera, and politics.

Archive Info

  • 152,338
  • San Francisco, California
  • 18901913

Paper History

  • The San Francisco Call
  • The morning call

Source Information

The San Francisco Call and Post, 1913–1913 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: January 2, 2015

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Mme Pezet in The San Francisco Call & Post 30Dec1913
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The San Francisco Call and Post
San Francisco, California
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Marriage of Barber / Court

Marriage of Barber / Court

The San Francisco Call and Post
San Francisco, California
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Maxwell Van Lamme

Maxwell Van Lamme

The San Francisco Call and Post
San Francisco, California
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Ruby Moss Lynch

Ruby Moss Lynch

The San Francisco Call and Post
San Francisco, California
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Archive Info

  • 152,338
  • San Francisco, California
  • 18901913

Paper History

  • The San Francisco Call
  • The morning call

Source Information

The San Francisco Call and Post, 1913–1913 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: January 2, 2015