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Title:
The Fernandina observer. [volume] : (Fernandina, Fla.) 1871-1876
Place of publication:
Fernandina, Fla.
Geographic coverage:
  • Fernandina, Nassau, Florida  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Publisher:
W.F. Scott
Dates of publication:
1871-1876
Description:
  • Began in 1871; ceased in 1876?
Frequency:
Weekly
Language:
  • English
Subjects:
  • Fernandina (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • Florida--Fernandina.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01219290
  • Florida--Nassau County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01218432
  • Nassau County (Fla.)--Newspapers.
Notes:
  • "Official paper for the Fourth Judicial Circuit."
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 11 (Jan. 19, 1872).
  • Editors: S.E. deForest, <1872>; D.M. Hammond, <1873>; F.M. Hoyt, <1874>.
  • Latest issue consulted: Vol. 5, no. 14 (Feb. 5, 1876) = New ser. no 38.
  • Proprietors: David L. Yulee, Samuel A. Swann.
  • Publishers: F. Livingston, <1872>; D.M. Hammond, <1872-1874>; Fernandina Press Assn., 1875; Wm. Watkin Hicks, 1875-<1876>.
  • Republican.
  • The Fernandina (FL) Observer [LCCN: sn84022765] was a Republican newspaper publishing during Reconstruction following the Civil War. A weekly, it was the official paper for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. The newspaper had several publishers and editors, beginning with W.F. Scott and continuing with F. Livingston in 1872 and D.M. Hammond from 1872-1874. Editors included S.E. DeForest in 1872, and D.M. Hammond again from 1872-1874. William Watkin Hicks was the editor from 1875-1876. Hicks, who was also the state superintendent of public instruction during his editorship, was active in the presidential election of 1876, traveling the state with an African-American, a former barber from Baltimore, and urging the black population to vote. The outcome of the election signaled the end of Reconstruction, which may explain the ending date for the title. Shofner, Jerrell H. "Fraud and Intimidation in the Florida Election of 1876". Florida Historical Quarterly 42 (4). --E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
LCCN:
sn 84022765
OCLC:
10587487
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Fernandina Observer

The Fernandina Observer was a short-lived Republican newspaper published after the Civil War. Appearing weekly, the Observer was the official paper for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. The newspaper had several publishers, beginning with W.F. Scott and continuing with F. Livingston in 1872 and D.M. Hammond from 1872 to 1874. Editors included S.E. DeForest in 1872, D.M. Hammond again in 1872-74, and William Watkin Hicks in 1875-76.

Hicks, who was also the state superintendent of public instruction, was active in the presidential election of 1876, traveling around Florida with an African-American--a former barber from Baltimore--to urge the black population to vote. The outcome of the 1876 election signaled the end of Reconstruction, which may explain the ending date for the title.

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