The Acquisitions Table: The Iris, or Orleans Evening Post

The Iris, or Orleans Evening Post (New Orleans, LA).  June 27, 1823.  Vol. 1, no. 57.

This is an unrecorded daily New Orleans newspaper that appeared on eBay.  It was started by the New Orleans Typographical Association in May 1823.  According to an article in the Salem Gazette (MA) of June 3, 1823, this paper was started by “Journeymen Printers, who allege that they are driven to this undertaking by the oppression of the Master Printers.”   The editor was Henry T. Beatty who died in September 1823 during an outbreak of Yellow Fever.  The paper was quoted in other papers as late as March 1824, so probably ended soon after.

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