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New York Express

City: New York

County: New York

State: New York

James Brooks established the New York Express as a daily morning journal in 1836, with Robert E. Hudson as commercial editor and Erastus Brooks as part owner and Washington editor. Started as a Whig paper, the paper became an organ of the American Party when James Brooks went to Europe and left the paper under the management of Erastus Brooks. When James Brooks returned, the paper shifted its allegiance to the Democratic Party. Some years later, the New York Express merged with the New York Advertiser, and the two papers were for over fifty years the corporation journal of New York City.

Geo. P. Rowell, comp., Centennial Newspaper Exhibition, 1876 (New York: Wheat & Cornett, 1876), 218; Frederic Hudson, Journalism in the United States, From 1690 to 1872 (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1873), 517-21.