The British Packet, and Argentine News

The British Packet, and Argentine News was an Anglo-Argentine weekly newspaper, edited for the British and American community of Buenos Aires.[2] The journal was founded by Thomas George Love in 1826,[3] and published until 1859.[4]

The British Packet, and Argentine News
TypeWeekly newspaper
Founder(s)Thomas George Love.[1]
PublisherJones & Co
EditorGilbert Ramsay
Alexander Brander
James Kiernan
FoundedAugust 4, 1826 (1826-08-04)
HeadquartersUnited Kingdom



His first print was published on Friday, 4 August 1826, and among other notices reference was made to the conflict between Argentina and Brazil (Cisplatine War). Edited mainly for the British community, it had among its readers members of the American and German community, including Irish Catholics, and their descendants, established in Buenos Aires since the 18th century.

The British Packet, and Argentine News was the main English-speaking newspaper of the Río de la Plata. During the second English invasion, was edited The Southern Star, a bilingual newspaper published in Montevideo.[5]

Another important English-speaking newspaper was The Cosmopolitan, whose first print run was published on Wednesday, 23 November 1831.[6]



  1. ^ Imperial Skirmishes: War and Gunboat Diplomacy in Latin America. Andrew Graham-Yooll. 2002. ISBN 9781902669212.
  2. ^ Buenos Aires: Desde la conquista hasta la ciudad patricia. José Luis Romero, Luis Alberto Romero. 2000. ISBN 9789879423233.
  3. ^ La colonia olvidada: tres siglos de presencia británica en la Argentina. Andrew Graham-Yooll. 2000. ISBN 9789500421737.
  4. ^ Becoming Irlandés: Private Narratives of the Irish Emigration to Argentina. Edmundo Murray. 2006. ISBN 9789509725713.
  5. ^ Universidad, Issue 21. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. 1949.
  6. ^ Juan Manuel de Rosas en la historia argentina. Enrique Arana. 1954.