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The sun. : (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1905-1908
Place of publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Geographic coverage:
  • Jacksonville, Duval, Florida  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
  • Tallahassee, Leon, Florida  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Sun Co.
Dates of publication:
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 18, 1905)-v. 3, no. 47 (Sept. 12, 1908).
  • English
  • Duval County (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • Florida--Duval County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01205260
  • Florida--Jacksonville.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01205259
  • Florida--Leon County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01206533
  • Florida--Tallahassee.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01206534
  • Jacksonville (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • Leon County (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • Tallahassee (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • "If it's right, we are for it."
  • Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Claude L'Engle, editor.
  • Daily ed: Morning sun (Tallahassee, Fla.), 1907.
  • Published at Tallahassee, Fla., June 23-Sept. 12, 1908.
  • The weekly Jacksonville (FL) Sun [LCCN: sn95047216], a self-declared "Democratic" newspaper, began publication on November 18, 1905 and was suspended on September 12, 1908 for unknown reasons. The Sun was a weekly edition of the Tallahassee (FL) Morning Sun. Both titles were edited by Claude L'Engle (1868-1919), a native of Jacksonville and United States Representative for Florida's fourth Congressional district roughly spanning northeast Florida from Jacksonville to Tallahassee from 1913 through 1915. L'Engle also edited the newspaper Dixie [LCCN sn92060426] in Jacksonville from 1910 through approximately 1913 when he retired. Dixie would be criticized for being against free speech. And, it also reflected L'Engle's anti-Catholic feelings. While the Legislature was in session, the Sun covered the Legislature extensively. Of note in 1907 was the disfranchise by both House and Senate bodies of Florida's African-Americans. It also covered naval stores production, an important part of north/northeast Florida's economy at that time.--E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
sn 95047216
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Morning Sun (Tallahassee, FL) and the Sun (Jacksonville, FL)

Published by the Sun Company from 1907, the Tallahassee Morning Sun, a self-declared “Democratic” newspaper, was a continuation of the Tallahassee Daily Capital. For unknown reasons, the Morning Sun suspended publication around 1909. A weekly edition known as the Sun was also published in Jacksonville.

The Morning Sun was edited by Claude L’Engle (1868-1919), a native of Jacksonville and U.S. Representative for Florida’s Fourth Congressional District from 1913 through 1915. L’Engle also edited the Dixie in Jacksonville from 1910 through approximately 1913, a paper which reflected his anti-Catholic sentiments and which would later be criticized for opposing free speech.

The Morning Sun bore the masthead, “If it's right we're for it" on its 1909 issues. The paper covered legislative proceedings extensively and appeared daily whenever the state legislature was in session, and every day but Monday during other times of the year. Among the items the Morning Sun reported on during its brief existence were the disfranchisement of the African-American population by both the House and the Senate in 1907 and the production of naval stores, an important part of the economy of northern Florida at the time.

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