Acadian Recorder

The Acadian Recorder was a weekly newspaper published during the 19th century in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The newspaper was founded on January 16, 1813, by Anthony Henry Holland.[1][2]

Acadian Recorder
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Frontpage of the first issue (January 16, 1813)
TypeWeekly newspaper
FoundedJanuary 16, 1813
Ceased publicationMay 10, 1930

He was joined in 1821 by his brother, Philip. In 1824, Philip assumed full control of the publication.[3] In 1837, the paper came under the ownership of John English and Hugh William Blackadar. The family retained control of the newspaper until it ceased publication on May 10, 1930, shortly after the death of C.C. Blackadar.[2]

The newspaper was published for over a century printing local, national and international stories. Other features of the paper included shipping news, marriage announcements and obituaries, a poetry and story section, a weekly almanac, and advertisements.


  1. ^ "Acadian Recorder is Re-issued at Halifax". Calgary Daily Herald. Canadian Press. 1932-02-19. p. 2. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  2. ^ a b "Famous Acadian Recorder, 117 Years Old, Extinct". The Leader-Post. Canadian Press. 1930-05-13. p. 15. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  3. ^ "Acadian Recorder". Nova Scotia Archives. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 2021-01-21.