The Acquisitions Table: The Clay Tribune

The Clay Tribune (New York).  May 4 – Nov. 2, 1844. 23 issues.

This file combined with the issues already owned by AAS gives us one of three known complete files of this campaign newspaper.  It was published by Horace Greeley as a separate political issue of the daily and weekly Tribune.  Greeley greatly admired Henry Clay and produced this special newspaper to support Clay’s campaign for the presidency and the Whig Party in general.  Four years earlier, Greeley did the same thing with William Henry Harrison with a paper called The Log Cabin.

Published by

Vincent Golden

Curator of Newspapers and Periodicals, American Antiquarian Society

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