The Civilian and Gazette
What's Inside this Collection.
The Civilian and Gazette (Galveston) collection represents a series of newspapers whose publication began in June of 1838 and continued under various names until 1886, with missing publications between 1862 and 1865, due to Civil War conflicts. Hamilton Stuart founded the newspaper in 1838, and he alone served as editor until Samual Durnett came on board in 1847. Political strife surrounded the Civilian and Gazette for its perpetual support of Sam Houston until 1861, at which point Houston was removed from office. In 1886 the Civilian and Gazette ceased publication due to overwhelming competition with the Galveston News. This project was generously funded by the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission for the TexTreasures Early Texas Newspapers program.