The Albany Register

This Albany-based political newspaper was founded in 1788 by one-time apprentice Robert Barber. Taken over by his brother, John Barber, it later was issued by their brother-in law, Solomon Southwick.

This file has been "covertly" opened at this time to begin to support the biographical treatments of the individuals named above.

The Register ran from October 13, 1788 to May 1820.

Its offerings have been cited and reproduced in numerous historical works.

Following the war of 1812, newcomer Thurlow Weed became a foreman at the paper.

Miscellaneous items from July 13, 1819. At that time, it was "published by Israel W. Clark, at the Sign of Faust's Statue, No. 22, Hudson Street."

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