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W. G. Holmes Letter to S. E. Hunt

Identifier: MS-0146

In this letter to Sarah E. Hunt, W. G. Holmes (business manager of the Memphis Commercial Appeal) describes the history of morning newspapers in Memphis beginning with the foundation of the Appeal in 1840 and ending with the consolidation of the city's two major daily newspapers, the Appeal Avalanche and the Commercial, as the Commercial Appeal in 1894. Holmes closes with an outline of the features that make Memphis an ideal location for a morning newspaper.

Dates: 1898 January 29

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