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The Boston Journal was a daily newspaper published in Boston, Massachusettsmarker from 1833 until October 1917 when it was merged with the Boston Herald.

The paper was originally an evening paper called the Evening Mercantile Journal. When it started publishing its morning edition, it changed its name to The Boston Journal.

In October 1917 John H. Higgins, the publisher and treasurer of the Boston Herald, bought out its nearby neighbor The Boston Journal and created The Boston Herald and Boston Journal

Former contributors

  • Benjamin Perley Poore. Washington correspondent and war correspondent who wrote under the byline "Perley".
  • Charles Carleton Coffin. War correspondent who wrote dispatches from the front under the byline "Carlton".
  • John Sherburne Sleeper. Principal editor and part owner of the newspaper. Sleeper wrote the Journal's "Tales of the Seas" under his nom de plume of Hawser Martingale.


References

  1. New York Times; Boston Papers Merged.; Herald Absorbs The Journal and Will Use the Joint Title. The New York Times, page 12, October 6, 1917.
  2. New York Times "James H. Higgins, Retired Publisher; Also Was Treasurer of Boston Herald for 10 Years After Merger With Traveler Dies at Central Valley In 1917 He Bought The Boston Journal and Consolidated It With The Herald. The New York Times, page 13, August 1, 1938.
  3. New York Times; Boston Papers Merged.; Herald Absorbs The Journal and Will Use the Joint Title. The New York Times, page 12, October 6, 1917.


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