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Warren telegraph. [volume] : (Warren, R.I.) 1857-1861
Place of publication:
Warren, R.I.
Geographic coverage:
  • Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Albert R. Cooke
Dates of publication:
  • -v. 5, no. 24 (July 27, 1861).
  • Began in 1857.
  • English
  • Rhode Island--Warren (Town)--fast--(OCoLC)fst01332126
  • Warren (R.I. : Town)--Newspapers.
  • Also issued on microfilm from UMI.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Feb. 21, 1857).
  • Issues for Apr. 16, 1859-July 27, 1861 called also: whole no. 115-237.
  • Semiweekly edition: Rhode Island telegraph, 1857.
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Rhode Island Telegraph and Warren Telegraph

In 1855, The Northern Star business was purchased by Albert R. Cooke; the paper was discontinued, and Cooke began the issue of a semi-weekly paper, called the Rhode Island Telegraph. This newspaper has no direct relation to the Telegraph published in Warren in 1825-1826.

The Warren Telegraph was published weekly on Saturdays by Albert R. Cooke at the Bank Building on Water Street in Warren, a small East Bay town. Its motto read, "No Party Pledge or Discipline We Own, but Freely Seek to Follow the Truth Alone."

A semi-weekly publication could not be sustained, and it was soon made a weekly on Saturdays. The title was changed to the Warren Telegraph. Advertisements were plentiful for the businesses of the port town of Warren and for the larger city of Providence. Ship arrivals were listed consistently from U.S. ports as well as foreign ports, especially the sugar trade in Cuba.

In 1859, the Warren Telegraph was sold to Edwin F. Applegate with J. Wheaton Smith as editor. They also advertised book, job, and card printing from the offices. In 1860, Alexander T. Britton was editor, but by 1861, only Applegate was listed with no designated editor. The newspaper was reportedly suspended in 1862.

Provided by: Rhode Island Digital Newspaper Project