Check-List of Boston Newspapers, 1704-1780

Check-List of Boston Newspapers, 1704-1780

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...1762 (Boston News-Letter, 2 December, 1762, p. 3/1). ' Samuel Draper died 21 March, 1767 (Boston News-Letter, 26 March, 1767, p. 3/2). ' Richard Draper died 5 June, 1774 (Boston News-Letter, 9 June, 1774, p. 1/1). 4 John Boyle died 18 November, 1819 (Publications of this Society, vi. 322 note). ' Margaret Draper died in London, where her will was proved 12 February, 1807 (Suffolk Probate Records, no. 17015). ' See pp. 485, 486, above. ' " John Howe died 29 December, 1885 (Collections of the Nova Seotia Historical Society, vi. 120). BOSTON NEWS-LETTER IV DEVICES 1704, April 24-1762, December 80: No device. 1763, January 6-1765, October 81: Royal Arms.' 1765, November 7-1766, May 15: No device. 1766, May 22-1768, May 19: Royal Arms. 1768, May 26-1769, September 21: No device. 1769, September 28-1776, February 22: Royal Arms.'I 1 In the issues of 6 January-31 March, 1763, the Royal Arms had the letters "GR" above them. In the issue of 7 April, 1763, and in all subsequent issues, these letters were omitted. The same design was used in the issues of 7 April, 1763-31 October, 1765; of 22 May, 1766-19 May, 1768; and of 28 September, 1769-22 February, 1776; while the same design was also employed in the portion of the Massachusetts Gazette published by Draper on Thursdays from 26 May, 1768, to 21 September, 1769. See p. 473, below. Isaiah Thomas said that Richard Draper " added, ' The Massachusetts Gazette, ' to the title of 'The Boston News-Letter, ' and decorated it with the king's arms;" and remarked: It had become fashionable, many years before the revolution, among publishers of newspapers, especially those whose title embraced the word Gazette, to ornament the...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862252
  • 9781236862259