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Newspaper timeline

This table includes all Anglophone newspapers catalogued at the National Library of Chile. In its first phase, due to time constraints this project has digitized only three titles, chosen to reflect the Anglophone colony's development over the long nineteenth century: the earliest paper, Valparaiso English Mercury (1843); and two short-run papers, the Valparaiso and West Coast Mail (1867-74) and the Star of Chile (1904-1906).

In the project's second phase, we hope to begin by digitising the longest-running and arguably the most influential Anglophone newspaper, the Chilian Times (1876-1907).

 

Title

 

Dates

 

Notes

 

Available form(s)

Valparaiso English Mercury

1843-1844

The first recorded paper to be published in Valparaíso, out of the printing house of the longest-running newspaper in Chile, El Mercurio.

Original and microfilm, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile.

The Neighbour

1847-1851

Founded and edited by David Trumbull. Monthly.

Original and microfilm, BNC.

Weekly Mercantile Reporter

1849

Published by the proprietors F.M. Corneau and C.W. Brink.

Original and microfilm, BNC.

Valparaíso Mercantile Reporter

1849-1852

From issue no. 15 on, The Weekly Mercantile Reporter is named Valparaiso Mercantile Reporter.  Published by the proprietors F.M. Corneau and C.W. Brink M.D. / El Mercurio Imprint.

Original and microfilm, BNC. (Not every issue has been microfilmed)

Valparaiso Echo

1853

Steamer Edition / Edition Bogota

Original and microfilm, BNC.

Valparaíso Herald

1853-1854

Published by Santos Tornero & Co. Editor Thomas B. Adams (from USA).

Original and microfilm, BNC.

Valparaiso Prices Current & Shipping List

1853

Per Steamer Bogotá. Revised and corrected by Alfred Ward ship and produce broker (no 1, 1853). Semi monthly..

Original, BNC.

The Valparaiso and West Coast Mail

1867-1874

"Patria" printing office. "Published the day before the sailing of each Mail Steamer for the North" (nos. 1 to 22, 1867-68)).

William J. Cox, Office 44, Calle Aduana (from no. 23, 1868). 

Albion Printing Office. Cox & Taylor (from no. 69, 1869).

Albion Printing Office. Cox & Taylor, Calle San Agustín #26 y 28 (from no. 162, 1871).

Original and microfilm, BNC.

The Chilian Times

1876-1907

 

Weekly/triweekly, Imprenta del Universo de G. Helfmann (Calle san Agustín 51813)

Original and microfilm, BNC.

Western Courier

1892-1895

Published weekly, Proprietor and General Manager C.J. Holm. Agents in Valparaiso (Messrs. Westcott & Co., W. G. Paton & Co., C.O. Bowden, calle Esmeralda), Santiago and all along Chile; London and Glasgow.  P.O. Address Casilla No. 566.

Original and microfilmed, BNC

Star of Chile

1904-1906

L. Westcott (printer at his press, Imprenta Inglesa), Robert H. Reid (Editor; former sub-editor of the Chilian Times and correspondent for the London Times) and M.J. Kean (head of business and literary departments, pen name Pepito).

Original, BNC.

The Anglo-Chilian Times

1907-1908

Founder, owner and editor, William J. Cox (formerly the Chilian Times); ran until his death at age 80 (Somervell, 1982, in Marshall, 28).  Agents: W. G. Paton and J. W. Hardy. Subscriptions in Chile, to Bolivia and other countries.

Original and microfilm, BNC.

The South Pacific Mail

1909-1966

Editor Henry Hill. Transnational circulation and subscriptions in Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

Original and microfilm, BNC.

The Chilian News

1913-1915

Soc. Imprenta Y Litografía UNIVERSO - Valparaíso. Distribution according to subscriptions and rates: Chile, Bolivia, Perú, Grt.Britain and colonies, US and Canada Vol I, no. 1, 1913) Weekly; then fortnightly from 1915; then monthly.

Original and microfilm, BNC.

American World

1919-1921

Editorial Offices: Pasaje Templeman 10, Casilla PO BOX 3135, Cable Address: MERWORLD. English phone 153. Press Office: Imprenta de la Escuela Tipográfica Salesiana.