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Your search for posts with tags containing Hugh Gaine found 14 posts

October 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Hutchin’s Improved:  BEING AN ALMANACK … For the Year of our LORD 1771.” By the middle of October 1770, advertisements for almanacs for 1771 began...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Oct 2020

“Poor are the Boston-Poor indeed”

In May 1774, Gen. Thomas Gage arrived in Boston with the news that he was the new royal governor and that Parliament had ordered the port closed to most shipping. Anticipating increased unemployment, the town of Boston began what we’d call public-works...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Sep 2020

May 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THIS Pamphlet was published for the Benefit of Prisoners of Philadelphia Goal [Jail].” At first glance the advertisement did not look much different than others that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 May 2020

March 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ready Money for old Rags by H. Gaine.” It was a familiar appeal, one that became even more urgent when colonists boycotted imported paper in response to duties imposed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Mar 2020

The Tar-and-Feathering and Execution of John Roberts

Last month I wrote about using today’s online newspaper databases to track down a couple of reports about women tarred and feathered by sailors in the mid-1700s. Those reports turned out to be different distortions of a newspaper report about sailors...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Dec 2019

“The Parade was only through Part of one Street”

As reported yesterday, on the evening of Monday, 14 Nov 1768, New Yorkers paraded with effigies of Gov. Francis Bernard and Sheriff Stephen Greenleaf of Boston and then burned those figures.The New-York Journal published by John Holt on the following...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Jan 2019

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (October 3, 1768).“JUST imported by ADAM GILCHRIST.” Hugh Gaine, the printer of the New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, took in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Oct 2018

“After the Destruction of Captn. Chambers’s Tea”

Everyone agreed that during the New York Tea Party of 22 Apr 1774 and associated demonstrations, the rest of the city was peaceful. Lt. Gov. Cadwallader Colden told the absent governor, William Tryon, “the Quarter where I reside, and the greatest...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Aug 2018

Colonial Newspaper Subscription Prices

Last month I posted twice about the cost of advertising in colonial American newspapers.One source of those articles, the 1884 U.S. Census Office report “The Newspaper and Periodical Press” by S. N. D. North, also discussed what pre-Revolutionary...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Jul 2017

Colonial Newspaper Advertising Rates

In 1884 the U.S. Census Office published a report called “The Newspaper and Periodical Press” by S. N. D. North, who would become a leading statistician.That essay offers answers to some difficult questions about the business of newspaper...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Jun 2017

“St. A Claus, was celebrated at Protestant-Hall”

In the 20 Dec 1773 New-York Gazette, alongside the first reports of the destruction of the tea in Boston harbor, printer Hugh Gaine ran this little item about a local event: Last Monday [i.e., 13 December] the Anniversary of St. Nicholas, otherwise called...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Dec 2016

December 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (December 8, 1766).“BOOKS and STATIONARY … to be sold by Hugh Gaine.” Hugh Gaine’s advertisement for “BOOKS and STATIONARY, Just...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Dec 2016

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Mercury (June 30, 1766).“BOOKS & STATIONARY, Just imported, and to be sold by HUGH GAINE.” Hugh Gaine printed the New-York Mercury, though it is clear from the masthead...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2016

Top 10 Printers

For Americans in the Revolutionary era, newspapers provided a major source of information about events related to the conflict with Great Britain. The people who produced these publications played a key role in getting the news out because they believed...

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