The Daily Texian began publication in Austin on November 13, 1841. The paper continued the Austin Texas Sentinel, which began in 1840. Greenberry H. Harrison established the Texian as a journal of Senate activities but gave space to the affairs of both houses of Congress. The Daily Texian had four double-column pages, measuring 6½ by 11½ inches. It ran forty-seven issues before stopping publication on February 2, 1842. The paper was also published in a weekly edition.
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Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940). Mary Glasscock Frazier, Texas Newspapers during the Republic (March 2, 1836-February 19, 1846) (M. Journ. thesis, University of Texas, 1931). Douglas C. McMurtrie, "Pioneer Printing in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 35 (January 1932).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Austin Daily Texian,”
Handbook of Texas Online,
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Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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October 4, 2018