Eastern Province Herald (later The Herald)
According to the catalogue of the Cory Library, this newspaper was published in Port Elizabeth and started publication on 7th May 1845. After 10th November 2001 it became The Herald.
Early extracts from 1847 were transcribed by Sue Mackay from original copies of the Newspapers held in the Colonial Office collections in the National Archives at Kew, London.
Transcribed from CO53/26 (Jan 1847-Jun 1850 and 1856) and CO53/27 (1854-1855). Newspapers for the second half of 1850 are not included in the folder CO53/26. Instead are some issues for 1856. Issues for 1854-55 are included in CO53/27.
Extracts from the Eastern Province Herald CO53/27 National Archives, Kew, London, were kindly transcribed from my digital photos by Leanne Starkey, now with some later additions added by me following a later visit to Kew. (Sue Mackay)
Sue Mackay has started adding extracts from missing editions from 1847-1856 and subsequent issues from online scans available through the British Library. Where the type has been worn away or the print is smudged gaps or best guesses have been included in square brackets.
Some later editions of the Eastern Province Herald have now been transcribed by Carol Beneke, covering 1939-1948. Carol writes: "These newspapers were found in a garage belonging to a member's uncle. He has now given me permission to place them in our own private eGGSA library at the main library in Port Elizabeth. The papers I have cover from the 1939 one to 15.05.1948, covering mainly the Second World War." These later transcriptions can be found from Title #26 onwards.
Carol has transcribed BMDs from some later editions of the newspaper from 1978 up to 2001, when the paper became The Herald.
Modern BMDs from The Herald have been transcribed transcribed by Carol Beneke, Becky Horne and Hester Marx.