- West Branch
- Local History
- Young People's
Register & Terre Haute Advertiser
Accession Number: 20051120D
Description: One file folder in a flat storage box
Content and Scope of Collection
This collection consists of a 4-page issue of the Western Register & Terre Haute Advertiser. This particular issue was Volume 2, Issue 43 and has a publication date of August 27, 1825. A typewritten slip of paper attached to the newspaper indicated that the Western Register was “the first newspaper issued to Terre Haute people. It was printed at Vincennes on a hand press and sent up the Wabash by boat.”
The front page of the paper includes a reprint of an article about the “Form of Government in Colombia” from the North American Review, an article about Simon Bolivar and an article about the “Republic of Haiti”. There are shorter items inside the newspaper including notices about taxes being due, the election of a brigadier general for the Indiana Militia, a legal dispute, and the sale of 121 acres of “excellent” land on the “east bank of the Wabash”.
The Library's Microfilm Department has one film reel of the Western Register and Terre Haute Advertiser covering the years 1823 to 1827.