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Daily Courier newspaper

 Unprocessed — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0082

Content Description

This collection contains nine issues of an amateur newspaper created by two brothers, Harold and Arthur Rowley, ages fifteen and eleven, from Springfield, Massachusetts. They were the children of H.C. Rowley, head of the G & C Merriam Company, a well-known publishing and bookselling business. The newspapers are one page printed broadsides using a late 19th century mimeograph process. The brothers hand wrote these newspapers and likely printed them using their father's equipment. The newspapers include information on their home (Wyndhurst), its visitors, personals, facts on random topics, lost and found, profiles of famous historical figures, scripture alphabet, and advertisements for employees of G & C Merriam Company.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased, 24 August 2020.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Handle gently; paper delicate.

Dates

  • 1894

Extent

0.04 Cubic Feet (1 legal folder)

Inventory

9 handwritten amateur newspapers