San Jose Telegraph and Santa Clara Register

Francis B. Murdoch1854-02-15

History San José

History San José
San Jose, United States

In 1853, Francis B. Murdoch bought out his partner John C. Emerson to take over the Santa Clara Register; he renamed it the San Jose Telegraph and operated it above a saloon between First and Market Street. A forerunner of the San Jose Mercury, this is one of the oldest newspapers in History San Jose's collection.


  • Title: San Jose Telegraph and Santa Clara Register
  • Creator: Francis B. Murdoch
  • Date: 1854-02-15
  • Location: San Jose (Calif.)

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