A History of Seneca Falls New York Newspapers

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Proposals were issued by O. B. Clark, in the summer of 1829, for publishing a paper at Seneca Falls, under the name of the Seneca Falls Truth, to be Anti-Masonic in sentiment, and Anti-Jacksonian in politics. Mr. Clark found ready support in that village, which was just emerging upon a prosperous career, and, in the fall of 1829, issued the first number of the Seneca Falls Journal, the pioneer publication of the village.

The following information is an attempt to provide details into not only the history of Seneca Falls New York newspapers, but also the sources available online and offline for the genealogist and historian to access the newspapers, or transcriptions therefrom. Newspapers remain a vital source of material for genealogists. They often provide vivid insight into the lives of our ancestors unlike other factual records.

There is a typewritten manuscript found at Brigham Young University in which contains extractions of the marriages and deaths from miscellaneous newspapers, for Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Ovid, Trumansburg and Geneva, 1807-1908. Written by Crystal W. Fegley, Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1970. Microreproduction of typescript (71 p.), written in 1969. This film can be loaned from the Family History Center. Film Num. 833158. It is not known which specific papers in Ovid were transcribed, and how much overlap there may be with a similar manuscript written by Mary S. Jackson and Edward F. Jackson: Marriage and death notices from Seneca County, New York newspapers, 1817-1885, and Jesse Howell Finch: Vital records from the Ovid bee.

Seneca Falls Journal, 1829-1832

Proposals were issued by O. B. Clark, in the summer of 1829, for publishing a paper at Seneca Falls, under the name of the Seneca Falls Truth, to be Anti-Masonic in sentiment, and Anti-Jacksonian in politics. Mr. Clark found ready support in that village, which was just emerging upon a prosperous career, and, in the fall of 1829, issued the first number of the Seneca Falls Journal, the pioneer publication of the village. Two years’ experience as an editor was sufficient for Mr. Clark, who sold out his paper, and was later heard from as a resident of Cold Water, Michigan, and a legislator in the capacity of State Senator. Wilson N. Brown, of Aurelius, Cayuga County, came to Seneca Falls in 1820; by him the “journal” was purchased of Clark, and published for a year.  Joseph K. Brown then began to publish a paper called the Seneca Falls Register. Two years went by, and its career terminated.

  • 25 Aug 1830, Original, Single Issue
    • Huntington Library Art Gallery & Gardens, San Marino, CA

Seneca Farmer, 1831-1832

The Seneca Farmer and Waterloo Advertiser was published in Waterloo till August 10, 1831, and then its place of publication was changed by William Childs to Seneca Falls. In 1832 it merged with the Seneca Falls Journal and was published under the banner of the Seneca Farmer & Seneca Falls Advertiser. See the Seneca Farmer & Seneca Falls Advertiser for a list of holdings, as this title appears to be collated with that title.

The Wreath and Ladies’ Literary Repository, 1831-1831

The Wreath and Ladies’ Literary Repository was issued by Edwin Wheeler, in 1831, from the Observer office. It saw but few numbers, and added yet another to the list of unappreciated efforts.

Seneca Farmer & Seneca Falls Advertiser, 1831-1836

In 1832, Wilson N. Brown, publisher of the Seneca Falls Journal, entered into partnership with Mr. Childs, the publisher of the Seneca Farmer, and their respective publications were merged in one, and published under the title of The Seneca Farmer and Seneca Falls Advertiser. Mr. Childs soon bought out the interest of his associate, and continued the paper till 1836.

  • 10 Aug 1831-16 Dec 1835, Original, Incomplete
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 10 Aug 1831 – 16 Feb 1837, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 6 Jun 1832, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Brigham Young University Library, Provo, UT
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 13 Jun 1832, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Brigham Young University Library, Provo, UT
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 27 Jun 1832, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Brigham Young University Library, Provo, UT
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 29 Aug 1832, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Brigham Young University Library, Provo, UT
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 10 Oct 1832, Original, Single Issue
    • Office of Commonwealth Library Bureau of State, Harrisburg, PA
  • 2 Jan 1833, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Brigham Young University Library, Provo, UT
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 23 Oct 1833, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 11 Nov 1835, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

The Seneca Falls Register, 1835-1837

Joseph K. Brown began to publish a paper called the Seneca Falls Register in 1835. Two years went by, and its career terminated.

  • 17 Aug 1837, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

The Harrison Banner, 1836-1836

The Harrison Banner publisher is unknown. The paper began its short lived publication on 12 May 1836 and was published weekly. It likely ceased publication only a few months later.

  • 19 May 1836 – 15 Sep 1836, Original
    • Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH

The Farmer, & Seneca Falls Advertiser, 1836-18??

Seneca Falls Courier. 1836-1839. The Courier was established in 1836, by Isaac Fuller & Co.; O. H. Platt, then a leading lawyer, became its first editor. Platt was joined by Dexter C. Bloomer in 1839, then a young man of great promise.

  • 13 Jan 1836 – 16 Feb 1837, Original, Incomplete
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY

The Seneca Falls Courier, 1837-1839

In 1837 the Seneca Falls Courier was published by Isaac Fuller & Co. and in 1839 it became the Seneca County Courier.

  • 5 Oct 1837, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 19 Oct 1837, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 2 Nov 1837, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 28 Nov 1837, Original, Single Issue
    • Pennsylvania Newspaper Project, Erie County, Harrisburg, PA
  • 26 Dec 1837, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 2 Jan 1838, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 13 Feb 1838, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 26 Mar 1838, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 9 Apr 1838, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 30 Apr 1838, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 14 May 1838, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY

The Memorial, 1838-1846

The Memorial, a legal reform journal, was commenced at Seneca Falls in 1838, by Ansel Bascom. It vigorously advocated reform in the codification of laws, and urged important amendments to the State Constitution. It was printed at the Democrat office, and published monthly, until the calling of the Constitutional Convention in 1846, of which body Mr. Bascom was chosen a member. The Memorial is regarded as having been the main agent in bringing about that legal reform in the code of legal procedure that has superseded the old common law system of pleading and practice, not alone in New York, but in other States and in Great Britain. It’s motto was “Devoted to a reduction of the costs attending legal proceedings in the collection of debts.”

  • 6 Apr 1839, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 27 Apr 1839, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 25 May 1839, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
  • 21 Sep 1839, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 19 Oct 1839, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 24 Aug 1839 – 28 Dec 1839, Original, Incomplete
    • Cortland County Historical Society, Cortland, NY

Seneca County Courier, 1839-1902

In 1839 the Seneca Falls Courier was published by Fuller & Bloomer and it’s name changed to Seneca County Courier. Bloomer removed from Seneca Falls to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, thence to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he at present resides. During the first ten years of its existence, the Courier had various publishers, among whom were Mills & Bloomer, Flavins J. Mills, and Mr. Bloomer, of whom we have spoken. Then came the firm of Davis & Mills, F. J. Mills and John L. Davis. The paper then passed to N. J. Milliken; then he took in a partner, and the publishers were known as Milliken & Mumford. The latter disposed of his interest to the old publisher, Isaac Fuller, and the Courier was published by Fuller & Milliken. In 1848, Milliken withdrew, and established the Free Soil Union, and Isaac Fuller continued to edit and publish the Courier. In 1849, Mr. Fuller gave up the publication to Messrs. Foster & Judd, and became the landlord of the “Seneca House,” then standing on the corner of Ovid and Bayard Streets, and the principal public house of the village. Foster gave way to Fuller, who returned to the newspaper business in 1850, and united, with Judd, under the firm name of Fuller & Judd. In 1851, Fuller once more assumed sole proprietorship, and, as editor and owner, conducted the Courier up to 1865. For four years previous to this last date, Sylvester Pew was connected with him in the job printing department. In 1865, the entire establishment was purchased by Pew & Holton, S. Pew and S. Holton, with Mr. Holton as editor. The office was totally destroyed by fire in 1867, but the loss was quickly repaired by the purchase of new material. In 1871, Mr. Pew became the sole proprietor, employing A. S. Baker as editor. In 1875, the establishment was purchased by Horace W. Knight, and the paper is now published by Knight & Baker. The Courier has always been a pronounced political journal, first as the organ of the Whig party, and subsequently of the Republicans, and has always maintained its position as a paper of commanding influence and ability. The Courier was published weekly from Jan. 4, 1839 – Aug. 14, 1902 except during a short period1 when it was published semi-weekly.

  • 4 Jun 1839, Original, Single Issue
    • Library of Congress, Washington DC
  • 20 Aug 1839 – 14 Aug 1902, Original, Scattered Issues
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 20 Aug 1839 – 15 Mar 1900, Microfilm, Scattered Issues
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 1839 – 1887, Microfilm, Scattered Issues?
    • Brigham Young University Library, Provo, UT
  • 2 Apr 1840, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 14 Apr 1841, Original, Single Issue
    • Library of Congress, Washington DC
  • 6 Jun 1842, Original, Single Issue
    • Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 7 Jul 1842, Original, Single Issue
    • Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • 2 Oct 1844, Original, Single Issue
    • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 17 Sep 1845, Original, Single Issue
    • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 2 Apr 1846, Original, Single Issue
    • Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI
  • 23 May 1848, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 5 Jun 1851 – 12 Jun 1851, Original
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1 Apr 1852, Original, Single Issue
    • Library of Congress, Washington DC
  • 2 Sep 1852, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 24 Nov 1853, Original, Single Issue
    • Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, NY
  • 16 Jul 1857, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 24 Feb 1859, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 30 Jun 1859, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 4 Aug 1859, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 26 Jan 1860, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 15 Mar 1860, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 16 Aug 1860, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 4 Oct 1860, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 8 Nov 1860 – 15 Nov 1860, Original
    • Cortland County Historical Society, Cortland, NY
  • 13 Mar 1862, Original, Single Issue
    • Cortland County Historical Society, Cortland, NY
  • 5 Jun 1862, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
  • 11 Sep 1862, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 13 Nov 1862, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 4 Dec 1862, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 26 Mar 1863, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
  • 20 Apr 1865, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
    • New York Public Library, New York, NY
    • New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
    • Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, NY
  • 14 Sep 1865, Original, Single Issue
    • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • 2 Nov 1865, Original, Single Issue
    • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • 8 Mar 1866, Original, Single Issue
    • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • 5 Apr 1866, Original, Single Issue
    • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • 18 Oct 1866, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 14 Mar 1872, Original, Single Issue
    • Cortland County Historical Society, Cortland, NY
  • 25 Jul 1872, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 8 May 1873, Original, Single Issue
    • New York Historical Society, New York, NY
  • 28 Aug 1873, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 6 Jul 1880, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 17 Mar 1881, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 7 Jul 1887, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 31 Jul 1890, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

Seneca Falls Democrat, 1839-1849

The Seneca Falls Democrat was established in October, 1839, by an “association of gentlemen.” Josiah T. Miller, then a minor, became the editor; Stephen S. Viele, Ebenezer Ingalls, and John L. Bigelow, were the Committee to carry on the business. Dennison Card was the foreman, and Fred Morley, since appointed United States Minister to China, Sylvester Pew, and Nicholas Suydam were among the employees. Within a few months, the “association” leased the office to Mortimer J. Smith and S. Pew, who then constituted the firm of Smith and Pew. At the expiration of six months Mr. Miller purchased Smith‘s interest, and the firm became S. Pew & Co., which continued about a year. The office then passed into the hands of F. J. Mills, under lease, who continued it until 1850, when Mr. Pew, who meanwhile had become one of the proprietors of the Observer, bought the office, and sold the material to Mr. Mills. This party then removed West, to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and established there a new paper. During the time Mr. Miller was connected with the Democrat, there was issued during a few months of the year 1844 a Democratic campaign sheet, under the title of “The Polk- Wright,” Miller being editor.

  • 3 Oct 1839 – 29 Sep 1842, Original
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 3 Oct 1839 – 17 Apr 1846, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 8 Apr 1841, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
  • 11 Aug 1842 – 18 Aug 1842, Original
    • New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
  • 24 Nov 1842, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

The Water Bucket, 1841-1841

The Water Bucket was published in 1841 at Seneca Falls in the interest of temperance, during the flood tide of the Washingtonian movement, by a society organized in the village. It’s issues appear extinct.

Seneca Free Soil Union, 1848-1849

The Free Soil Union was established by N. J. Milliken in 1848, immediately after disposal of his interest in the Courier; and published as a Free Soil paper. At the same time the Waterloo Observer was inclining towards Free Soilism; and in 1840 Sentell & Pew, of the latter paper, purchased the good will and subscription list of the Union, and Mr. Milliken removed to Canandaigua, where he established the Times. The 13 Sep 1849 issue of the Seneca Observer carried an announcement by N. J. Milliken that “the Free Soil Union would be merged with the Observer due to the financial situation of the Union and the fact that the question for which it stood had been resolved.” A Political and Family News Journal, Published every Friday Morning, at Seneca Falls, New York. – Terms: $1,50 in advance, or $2,00 at the end of the year.

  • 5 Sep 1848, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 26 Sep 1848 – 18 May 1849, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 3 Oct 1848, Original, Single Issue
    • Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, NY
  • 31 Oct 1848, Original, Single Issue
    • Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, NY
  • 24 Nov 1848, Original, Single Issue
    • Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, NY
  • 16 Feb 1849, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
  • 13 Apr 1849, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

American Reveille, 1855-1860

The Seneca Falls Reveille was started January 7, 1855, as the American Reveille, by Gilbert Wilcoxen, George A. Sherman, and A. S. Baker, as the firm of Wilcoxen, Sherman, & Baker. The paper was issued in the interests of the American or “Know Nothing” party. Mr. Wilcoxen was the first editor, and, in 1856, purchased the entire establishment and issued a paper as editor and proprietor until 1859, when it passed into the hands of Holly & Stowell. The American Reveille was also known as the American Weekly Reveille. It’s motto was “America and American interests.”

  • 13 Jan 1855 – 16 Jun 1860, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
    • Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, Seneca Falls, NY
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 13 Jan 1855 – 19 Dec 1857, Original
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 15 Sep 1855, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
  • 5 Jan 1856, Original, Single Issue
    • Angelica Free Library, Angelica, NY
  • 26 Jan 1856, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
  • 15 Mar 1856, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 6 Sep 1856, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 28 Mar 1857, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 19 Dec 1857, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 2 Jan 1858 – 16 Jun 1860, Original
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 11 Feb 1860, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

The Cornplanter and Mechanic, 1859-????

The Cornplanter and Mechanic, a monthly farm journal published by Cowing & Co., began publication at Seneca Falls in January 1859.

  • Mar 1862, Original, Single Issue
    • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The Seneca Falls Reveille, 1860-1922

Gilbert Wilcoxen is now County Judge. George A. Sherman and Arthur S. Baker entered the United States service, where the former died; the latter was on the staff of General Martindale, in the service, was connected with the Saratoga Post, and in 1874 became editor of the Courier. Holly and Stowell published the Reveille until January 7, 1860, when Holly sold out to Stowell, who had been the editor meanwhile, and who now became both proprietor and editor. Alanson P. Holly had been foreman in the works of Downs & Company, and on severing his connection with the Reveille removed to Lockport, thence to Barry County, Michigan. Henry Stowell had been a machinist in the employ of the Silsby Manufacturing Company, and, entering the business of journalist at Seneca Falls in 1859, has continued therein till date. In June, 1860, Mark W. Heath purchased a half-interest in the paper, but re-sold within the year. Mr. Stowell changed the name of his paper in 1860 to its present title, the Seneca Falls Reveille, and brought it out as a Douglas Democratic sheet, with the laudable motto, “Our country, her institutions, and her interests.” The paper is regarded as the exponent of Democratic ideas, and the leading journal of the party in Seneca. The office employs seven hands, of whom George McConnelly is foreman. It contains four presses, power paper-cutter, and Globe and Liberty job presses. The Cottrell & Babcock cylinder press is a model of mechanism, and by it excellent work is executed.

  • The 14 Feb 1908 edition of The Seneca Falls Reveille has been transcribed. It provides a great example of genealogical information that can be found in a town newspaper at the turn of the century.
  • 23 Jun 1860 – 24 Dec 1915, Original, Scattered Issues
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 23 Jun 1860 – 27 Oct 1922, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, Seneca Falls, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 23 Jun 1860 – 29 Dec 1866, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • University of Wyoming Library, Laramie, WY
  • 5 Jan 1861 – 13 Dec 1912, Original, Scattered Issues
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 19 Apr 1862, Original, Single Issue
    • Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
  • 24 Jun 1865, Original, Single Issue
    • Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH
  • 22 Sep 1876, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
  • 10 Jan 1879, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 4 Apr 1879 – 24 Dec 1915, Microfilm, Scattered Issues
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 13 Jun 1879, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 20 Jun 1879, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 4 Jul 1879, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 11 Jul 1879, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1 Aug 1829, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 29 Aug 1829, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 3 Mar 1866, Original, Single Issue
    • Geneva Hist Society & Museum, Geneva, NY
  • 20 Jan 1870, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 28 Feb 1873, Original, Single Issue
    • New York Historical Society, New York, NY
  • 8 Sep 1876, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 11 May 1877, Original, Single Issue
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 6 Sep 1878, Original, Single Issue
    • Phelps Community Historical Society, Phelps, NY
  • 22 Jun 1894, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Library of Michigan, Lansing, MI
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 9 Mar 1906, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Artificer, or Manufacturers’ Journal, 1860-186?

The Artificer was a monthly manufacturing newspaper, published by Downs & Co’s Manufacturing Co., first published in March 1860 and lasting at least into 1864.

  • Feb 1864, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

The Seneca Sachem, 1863-1863

The Seneca Sachem, a local monthly journal, devoted to industrial interests, was commenced at Seneca Falls in January, 1863, by F. M. Baker, and was continued for several months. It does not appear that any issue has survived.

Our Traveling Agent, 1864-18??

The first issue of Our Traveling Agent was published by the Seneca Falls Pump and Fire-engine Manufacturing Co. in Apr 1864.

  • 4 Apr 1864, Original, Single Issue
    • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

Seneca County News, 1878-1964

The Seneca County News was first published by A. L. Childs in Waterloo, N.Y. on Dec. 20, 1878 and was continuously published there through 1961, when it was moved to Seneca Falls, N.Y., from 1962-1964. We believe it ceased publication in 1964.

  • 20 Dec 1878 – 31 Oct 1963, Original, Incomplete
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 20 Dec 1878 – 31 Oct 1963, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 14 Feb 1879, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 23 Jan 1880 – 30 Jan 1880, Original
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 23 Jun 1881, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 5 Jan 1882 – 31 Oct 1963, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 25 Dec 1883, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 8 Jan 1884, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 17 Sep 1901, Original, Single Issue
    • Record Newspapers Archives, Troy, NY
  • 12 Nov 1918, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 11 Jul 1935, Original, Single Issue
    • Chronicle-Express office, Penn Yan, NY

The Seneca Republican, 1883-1???

The Seneca Republican started publishing on 23 May 1883. It ran for an undetermined amount of time.

  • 23 May 1883, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

The Seneca County Journal, 1885-1902

The Seneca County Journal began publishing in Seneca Falls on Feb. 26, 1885 by the Journal Pub. Co. It’s last issue was 13 Aug 1902 when it merged with the Courier, to become the Seneca County Courier-Journal.

  • 26 Feb 1885 – 23 Jan 1901, Microfilm, Very Scattered Issues
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 2 Nov 1887 – 9 Nov 1887, Original
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 14 Dec 1887, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 13 Mar 1889 – 23 Jul 1890, Original
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 20 Aug 1890 – 24 Feb 1892, Original
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 20 Jun 1894, Original, Single Issue
    • Hamilton College Library, Clinton, NY
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
  • 27 Mar 1895 – 22 Mar 1899, Original
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 27 Mar 1895 – 13 Aug 1902, Original, Incomplete
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

Evening Post, 1893-1???

The Evening Post was a daily newspaper published by the Post Publishing Co. It’s first nightly issue was published on 28 Feb 1893. It was likely succeeded by the Evening Herald.

  • 15 Sep 1893, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

The Evening Herald, 1894-1???

The Evening Herald likely succeeded the Evening Post in it’s publication. It’s first issue was published by Kirk & Hughes on 11 Apr 1894 and it continued for an undetermined amount of time.

  • 21 Apr 1894, Microfilm, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

Seneca County Courier-Journal, 1902-1944

The Seneca County Courier-Journal was a merger of the Courier with the Journal and was published by Journal Pub. Co. who had previously published the Journal. It’s first issue under this joint banner was Aug. 21, 1902. We believe it ceased publication on Dec. 21, 1944.

  • 21 Aug 1902 – 14 Dec 1944, Microfilm, Scattered Issues
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 21 Aug 1902 – 7 Jan 1943, Original, Scattered Issues
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 1902 – 1942, Original, Scattered Issues
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 12 Feb 1903 – 14 Dec 1944, Microfilm, Scattered Issues
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 21 May 1903, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Seneca County Press, 1912-1970

The Seneca County Press began publishing weekly on 8 Aug 1912 and likely ceased publication in 1970. It was published by the Seneca Press Publishing Co.

  • 15 Aug 1912 – 4 Dec 1968, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • New York State Library, Albany, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 9 Oct 1913 – 31 Mar 1962, Original, Incomplete
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 21 Jul 1923 – 23 Oct 1968, Original, Scattered Issues
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 13 Nov 1929, Original, Single Issue
    • Edith B. Ford Memorial Library of Ovid, Ovid, NY
  • 24 Dec 1941, Original, Single Issue
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Seneca Falls Reveille and Seneca County Standard, 1922-1928

After E. D. Clark purchased the Seneca Falls Reveille and the Seneca County Standard he merged both papers on Nov. 3, 1922 and began publishing them as the Seneca Falls Reveille, and Seneca County Standard. He continued weekly publishing of this newspaper until the company by the name of Seneca Falls Reveille assumed control in 1928. The last issue published under this masthead was on July 20, 1928 when the paper assumed it’s new name.

  • 3 Nov 1922 – 20 Jul 1928, Original
    • Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 3 Nov 1922 – 20 Jul 1928, Microfilm
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
    • Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 29 Feb 1924, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 5 Feb 1926, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 1 Oct 1926, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 15 Oct 1926, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

Seneca County Commercial, 1924-1928

E. D. Clark began weekly publishing of the Seneca County Commercial on 20 Aug 1924, and probably ceased it’s publication in June of 1928.

  • 20 Aug 1924 – 7 Jun 1928, Original, Incomplete
    • Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 20 Aug 1924 – 7 Jun 1928, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

The Seneca Falls Reveille, 1928-1968

The Seneca Falls Reveille succeeded the Seneca Falls Reveille and Seneca County Standard. Also known as the Seneca Falls Reveille – Standard and Commercial, it began weekly publishing under it’s new masthead on July 27, 1928 and ended on Aug. 7, 1968. It was published by the Seneca Falls Reveille.

  • 27 Jul 1928 – 7 Aug 1968, Original, Incomplete
    • Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 27 Jul 1928 – 7 Aug 1968, Microfilm, Incomplete
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 15 Nov 1929, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 12 Jul 1935 – 19 Jul 1935, Original
    • Chronicle-Express office, Penn Yan, NY
  • 19 Dec 1941, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 24 Oct 1951, Original, Single Issue
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 6 Oct 1955, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 11 Jul 1956, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 13 Apr 1960, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 7 Feb 1968, Original, Single Issue
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

Waterloo Reveille, 1967-1968

The Waterloo Reveille was published weekly by the Reveille Pub. Co. from 4 Oct 1967 – 7 Aug 1968 and succeeded the Seneca Falls Reveille.

  • 4 Oct 1967 – 7 Aug 1968, Original
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY

Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, 1968-1973

A merger of the Seneca Falls Reveille and the Waterloo Reveille produced the Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille which also went by the names of the Reveille and the Waterloo – Seneca Falls Reveille. It began weekly publishing 14 Aug 1968 by the Reveille Pub. Co. and ceased publication under this masthead on 4 Jan 1973 when it began to be known as The Reveille.

  • 14 Aug 1968 – 4 Jan 1973, Microfilm
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
    • Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, Seneca Falls, NY
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY

The Reveille, 1973-Current

Reveille Pub. Co. began publishing the Reveille on 11 Jan 1873. At that time the Reveille was in it’s 117th year of continuous publication. It remains the Seneca Falls New York paper. You can access the Reveille’s website at: The Seneca Daily.

  • 11 Jan 1973 – Current, Original
    • Seneca Falls-Waterloo Reveille, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 11 Jan 1973 – 29 Dec 1976, Microfilm
    • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 3 Jan 1974 – Current, Original
    • Waterloo Library and Historical Society, Waterloo, NY
  • 5 Jan 1977 – Current, Original
    • Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY
  • 22 Oct 1980, Original, Single Issue
    • Geneva Historical Society & Museum, Geneva, NY

Footnotes

  1. Published as: Seneca County Semi-Weekly Courier, Jan. 13-Nov. 26, 1880 



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