I have been researching the background circumstances surrounding the writing of a particular poem, in addition to more information about the author.
I've had a small degree of success finding information searching various publications viewable on Google Books and other websites. However, I seem to have reached a dead end, as my clues lead me to the Richmond Enquirer circa 1826-1835.
There seem to be few copies of this newspaper online. I have found some on various sites, but none from the date range that I need. The copies on Google News Archives are also beyond the date range I need. I tried the Library of Congress online archives, but could only find selections.
Thomas Jefferson stated that the Richmond Enquirer was "the best [newspaper] that is published or ever has been published in America". With this reputation, one would think an online database might exist...
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you!