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Harbor Grace Standard



Harbor Grace Standard (also known as Harbour Grace Standard and Conception-Bay Advertiser)

The Harbor Grace Standard published news of the Conception Bay Region, domestic and foreign news, legislative proceedings, extracts from St. John's papers, shipping and fishing news, poetry and advertisements.
The paper strongly opposed Confederation in 1865 but supported it by 1869.
In the 1870's the paper did not receive patronage from the Bennett administration and supported Carter and Ambrose Shea, who represented the Harbour Grace district in the House of Assembly.
The paper supported the railway and the first Whiteway administration.
The Standard took the Protestant side in the aftermath of the 1883 Harbour Grace Affray and supported Thorburn in 1885. The Standard was published from 1859 until 1936 when it folded due to economic reasons. Only a few issues from its last 40 years of publication have been located as of August 2016.

Earliest issue located: Dec. 7, 1859 (v. 1, no. 4).
Ceased publication: 1936
Weekly, Dec. 7, 1859-Mar. 3, 1888.
Semiweekly, Mar. 10, 1888-1894.
Weekly, 1894-1936(?)

Printer and publisher: ?William Squarey, Dec. 7, 1859-Dec. 25, 1867.
Robert Thomas Squarey, Mar. 1, 1871-Feb. 1873.
Archibald Munn, Mar. 5, 1873-Feb. 24, 1877.
J. F. Munn, Mar. 10, 1877-May 1888.
Munn & Oke, May 23, 1888-1936.

Editor and proprietor: ?Robert Thomas Squarey, Mar. 1, 1871-Feb. 1873.
J. F. Munn, May 3, 1884-May 1888.
Editor: J. F. Munn, on behalf of the estate of the late Archibald. Munn, Mar. 10, 1877-Apr. 1884.




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