Norfolk 11-01: The American Beacon and Commercial Diary
Starting Date: August 7, 1815
Ending Date: August 24, 1816
Publication Frequency: Daily (ex. Sunday)
Proprietors: Shields & Shepherd
Shepherd, a printer in the Richmond Compiler office of Shields' brother William, came to Norfolk in April 1815 to join Shields in issuing a similar mercantile paper there. They began publishing a thrice-weekly country edition in January 1816 as simply The American Beacon (LCCN no. 85-025810). In April 1816, Shields & Shepherd made Ashburn, their foreman, a partner in the press office producing the American Beacon.
There are 3 people associated with The American Beacon and Commercial Diary: