A. H. Hayes and Company

Contributors

A.H. Hayes and Company was a small publishing company that existed briefly in New Orleans from 1848 to 1850. [1] The press was located at 95 St. Charles Avenue initially, but later moved to 93 St. Charles Avenue, on July 7, 1849, so that press could further expand. [2]

Publications

The most well known publications of A. H. Hayes and Company were the Daily Delta and the New Orleans Daily Crescent. A. H. Hayes and Company first published the Daily Crescent on March 5, 1848. [3] The original size of the paper was 15”x21” and six columns long per page, 24 columns in total. [4] Publications were also daily, with the exception of Sundays and priced at $8.00 a year for the daily subscriptions and $3.00 a year for weekly issues. On April 14, 1852, the Second Municipality Council selected the Daily Crescent as the “official journal of municipality for the ensuing year”. [5] However, A. H. Hayes and Company gained its biggest achievement when it was named “official printer for the state convention” in 1855. [6]

The Daily Crescent first appeared on Sundays, which later ceased, and the focuses of editorials were to create vigor and raciness. However, today all the original issues from March 6, 1848 to June 4, 1848 are missing. [7]

Political Views

From this point on, A.H. Hayes & Company publications would uphold democratic principles. The typical fan base of the paper itself were families, lawyers, doctors, and other elite professionals. In one issue of the Daily Crescent, the paper even went on to say that it was truly an opponent to “ultraism,” which could be found in some movements of the time and arguments against the new Constitution. [8] The paper went on to add that they were in favor of progress that may have been indicated by a liberal policy towards internal improvements and the safe investment of capital — such as exhibited in the new constitution, waiving the easily amended errors it may present. [9]

Staff

The firm consisted of A. H. Hayes and J. E. McClure, who were both former collaborators in the publication of the Delta. The editorial staff at A. H. Hayes and Company consisted of both editors and writers, who offered selected aggregation while covering subjects of local, national, or foreign origin. Original proprietorship included A. H. Hayes, S. W. Wilson, William Walker, John C. Larve, and J. O. Pierceson. [10] After Larve retired on August 1, 1849, John W. Crockett, J. W. Frost, and Hudson A. Kidd bought the press and took over the Daily Crescent. From 1851 to 1854, A. H. Hayes and Company was run by J. H. Maddox, and on December 22, 1851 it officially became the New Orleans Daily Crescent. [11]

Works Cited

yest again now* Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Crescent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 1.

  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Crescent and New Orleans Daily Crescent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 1.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 2.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 17.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 17.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 18.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 22.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 9.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 9.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 3.
  • Youngman, Charles F. “Historic Sketch of the Daily Cresent and New Orleans Daily Cresent from March 5, 1848 to April 20, 1869.” 1938. New Orleans City Archives. p. 12.

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A.H. Hayes & Company

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