New York Atlas
The New York Atlas was a Sunday newspaper in New York City which was published from 1838 until the 1880s.
The paper was founded as a Sunday-only paper in 1838 by Anson Herrick and Jesse A. Fell as the Sunday Morning Atlas. It began publication on August 12, 1838. Frederick West soon joined as an editor and partner in the paper, Fell departed, and John F. Ropes also joined as a publisher, and the publishers then were known as "Herrick, West, and Ropes".
According to Library of Congress holdings information, the paper's title was the Sunday Morning Atlas from 1838-40, The Atlas from 1840-53, and the New-York Atlas from 1853-81.
- P. T. Barnum, who published over 100 letters as a "European correspondent" for the paper, as well as a serialized novel in 1841, The Adventures of an Adventurer
- Ada Clare, whose poetry was first published in the Atlas in 1855.
- Bret Harte, who later became well for his accounts of pioneering life in California, had his first writings published in the Atlas at age 11, a poem called "Autumnal Musings".
- Hudson, Frederic. Journalism in the United States, from 1690-1872, p.338 (1873)
- Lee, Alfred McClung. The Daily Newspaper in America: The Evolution of a Social Instrument, p.392 (1937)
- About this Newspaper: Sunday morning Atlas, chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, Retrieved November 22, 2010
- (9 January 1904) Williams, Henry Llewellyn. The New York Atlas (letter to editor), The New York Times
- About The New-York Atlas. (New York, [N.Y.) 1853-1881], chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, Retrieved May 27, 2011
- Adams, Bluford. E pluribus Barnum: the great showman and the making of U.S. popular culture (1997)
- Parry, Albert. Garretts & Pretenders: A History of Bohemianism in America, p.16-18 (2005)
- Nissen, Alex. Bret Harte: prince and pauper, p.22 (2000)(ISBN 978-1578062539)