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The "Gleaner" was first published in Jamaica on September 13, 1834, by the brothers Jacob and Joshua deCordova. Originally it was published weekly on Saturdays, and consisted of 4 pages. It grew and became a daily newspaper. It is still published daily, and it is the leading newspaper on the island. Some of the excerpts here appear on pages to which everyone has free access, marked . Other pages are in those accessible only to Members, marked .
Excerpts include information on births, deaths, marriages, passengers arriving and departing by ship in Jamaica, earthquake, fires, government appointments, court cases, and other items of note.
Excerpts from issues for October 1865 including reports on the Morant Bay Rebellion.
Excerpts from issues for May and June 1866.
Excerpts for June 20 to August 14, 1866.
Excerpts from the Gleaner from August to October 1866.
Excerpts from November - December 1866.
April - Mary 1867
April to May 1868
May 1868 continued
July to September 1868
September to October 1868
February to March 1869
May- June 1869
July - August 1869
November -December 1869
June - July 1872
September to October 1872
November to December 1872
January to February 1873
March to April 1873
May to June 1873
July to August 1873
September to October 1873
November to December 1873
January to March 1874
April to June 1874
July to August 1874
September to December 1874
January to April 1875
May to August 1875
September to December 1875
January to April 1877
May to July 1877
August to December 1877
1877 Trelawny Estates in cultivation
January to May 1878
June to October 1878
January to February 1880
March to April 1880
May to June 1880
July to August 1880
September to October 1880
November to December 1880
January to May 1881
June to August 1881
September to December 1881
January to April 1882
May to August 1882
September to December 1882
January to February 1883
March to April 1883
May to July 1883
August to December 1883.
Gleaner January to March 1886
Gleaner April to August 1886
Gleaner September to December 1886
Gleaner January to February 1887
Gleaner March to May 1887
Gleaner June to July 1887
Gleaner August to September 1887
Gleaner October to December 1887
Triweekly Gleaner, January 2, 1894
Triweekly Gleaner, February 3, 1894.
Triweekly Gleaners, January-February 1894, comments on the Railway
January 18, 1907, earthquake report and death list
January 18, 1907 earthquake continued, injured list and country damages
January 21, 1907, additional earthquake victims
Some of the new recruits for the Jamaica War Contingent in December 1916. Enlistments.
In 1920 the Gleaner published the Calabar Institution Report for 1919, with lists of Baptist ministers.
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