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"A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Mary Hotaling <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:01:42 -0400
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The following information is from Ed Hotaling, a journalist and historian
with a special interest in Saratoga Springs.
Mary, re the newsmen's race.
The Columbian Expo was the big one, but not the only Chicago Fair.
The New York Press was a newspaper around the turn of the century.  It was
absorbed by the New York Sun in about 1916.
Ham Doney was indeed a news dealer-- on Putnam Street.
There are fine newspaper collections on microfilm in the New York Public
Library, Albany Public Library, Library of Congress and American Antiquarian
Society in Worcster, Mass., among other institutions.
Good luck to your correspondent.

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From: Fletcher Blanchard <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Friday, September 01, 2000 10:43 AM
Subject: New York Press and "newsmen's race"

>I am looking for information about a contest conducted at the
>'Chicago Fair', which I presume was the World's Columbian
>Exposition of 1893. It was referred to as the "newsmen's race" in
>an edition of the Saratogian newspaper in Saratoga Springs, NY
>which also made reference to "When the New York Press first started
>its Worlds Fair contest . . . . . '". I am trying to piece together
>some details about this race which was won by Hamilton "Ham" Doney,
>a newsdealer living in Saratoga Spring, NY at that time. Was there
>a newspaper by the name of New York Press or was it a reference to
>the collective newspaper organizations in the city/state? If it was
>a newspaper, does anyone know of an archives or history collection
>for NY newspapers or where I might learn more about "The New York
>Press" and this "newsmen's race? Thanks.    Fletcher