Portrait of Francis B. Murdoch


History San José

History San José
San Jose, United States

Murdoch bought out the publishing rights from his partner John C. Emerson to the Santa Clara Register in 1853 and renamed it the San Jose Telegraph, an early precursor to today's San Jose Mercury News. The paper was purchased from Murdoch in 1860 by William Neal Slocum, but Murdoch then started a rival paper called the San Jose City Item in 1863.


  • Title: Portrait of Francis B. Murdoch
  • Creator: Watkins
  • Date: 1859/1859
  • Location: San Jose (Calif.)

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