C. Pfirshing of New York started publishing "The tobacco leaf: organ of the tobacco trade in the United States." in 1865. The USF Tampa Library Special Collections owns issues from 1865-1888. Additional issues will be added to the digital collection as they are completed.
The trade paper described itself as "Communications from our readers, containing items of tobacco news, or views on topics of interest to the trade, such as the crops and markets, methods of culture and curing, processes of manufacture, new implements and machinery, etc., etc."