GALVESTONIAN. The newspaper Galvestonian, according to various sources, was established at Galveston on March 20, 1839, by John Gladwin, who served as owner, publisher, and editor. The paper was published thrice weekly until November 1839 or possibly March 1840, when it became a daily. After he died in October 1839, Gladwin was succeeded as editor by David Davis. Henry R. French, a brother-in-law of Samuel Bangs, served as editor from March until May 1840, and Bangs, who owned the Niles printing press on which the paper was manufactured, served as printer from March until July, when he left to pursue other interests. In June French sold a half interest in the paper to Davis, and afterward the paper may have suspended publication.
At the same time the daily paper was being published, Bangs and French put out a weekly paper, the Weekly Galvestonian, in May and June 1841. A new daily Galvestonian or a continuation of the original paper appeared in March 1841 with Bangs as publisher, printer, and proprietor and George French as editor. Henry and George French served as editors of this publication from July 14, 1841, until early 1842. The paper supported Sam Houston for president and Memucan Hunt for vice president. Because Henry French held claim to the name Galvestonian, his brother and brother-in-law suspended publication of the paper in March 1842 and began to issue the Daily News.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Galvestonian," accessed July 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eeg05.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.