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Galveston Morning Herald

General Entry

One and possibly two papers called the Morning Herald were printed in Galveston in late 1840. Texas Newspapers, 1813–1939 (1941), a checklist, indicates that a Morning Herald was published in April 1841 and that a Galveston Morning Herald started publication the same month and continued until July 1841. They were probably the same paper with and without the town name in the masthead. One paper was printed at the office of the Civilian and Galveston Gazette (see GALVESTON CIVILIAN) from late November or early December 1840; one was published by Sidney Smith Callender. John S. Evans served as assistant editor for a time.

Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983). John Melton Wallace, Gaceta to Gazette: A Checklist of Texas Newspapers, 1813–1846 (Austin: University of Texas Department of Journalism, 1966). WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Texas Newspapers (Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941).


  • Journalism
  • Newspapers

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Galveston Morning Herald,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 13, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995