Contemporary attention to transparency of financial information in the global marketplace motivated the questions that are explored in this note: "What was the nature of financial accounting reporting at the time The Wall Street Journal began publication in July 1889?" "What was the extent and nature of attention to accounting-related information in the initial months of publication?" After a brief overview of the nature of financial reporting at the time, there is a discussion of articles directly related to accounting through March 1890.
Oliverio, Mary Ellen and Newman, Bernard H., "Accounting Information in the First Issues of the Wall Street Journal: An Historical Note" (2004). Faculty Working Papers. Paper 41.