Philadelphia Evening Telegraph

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April 1896 poster for the Evening Telegraph

The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph was a newspaper published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1864 to 1918.[1]

The paper was started on January 4, 1864, by James Barclay Harding and Charles Edward Warburton. Warburton served as publisher until 1896,[2] when he passed the newspaper and the publisher's job to Barclay Harding Warburton I. In 1911, Barclay Warburton sold the paper to Rodman Wanamaker,[3] who ran it until it closed in 1918. Bought out by Cyrus Curtis, owner of the Public Ledger, Curtis merged the Telegraph into the Ledger and thus acquired an Associated Press membership; the Ledger carried the full name of Evening Public Ledger and The Evening Telegraph through the end of 1918, and then dropped the Telegraph addition.[4]


  1. ^ "About The evening telegraph. (Philadelphia) 1864-1918". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ John Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott (1884). History of Philadelphia.
  3. ^ "Rodman Wanamaker Buys The Evening Telegraph". New York Times. February 3, 1911. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  4. ^ About the evening telegraph, Chronicling America (summary by Penn State University Libraries), Retrieved 13 July 2018

External links[edit]

  • Archives at Chronicling America (July 1864 - June 1871 available online as of July 2018)