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January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dr. Whitaker’s Sermon on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” In addition to publishing the Boston Evening-Post, printers Thomas Fleet and John Fleet sold a variety...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2021

November 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those Customers who live in the Country are more particularly desired to pay some Attention to the above reasonable Request.” Extensive credit played an important role...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Nov 2020

November 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ames’s ALMANACK is now in the Press, and will be published in a few Days.” Was it news or advertising or both?  Thomas Fleet and John Fleet, printers of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2020

Assault on a “young lad” in Marlborough

Now to get back to events in Marlborough in July 1770.Back here I quoted a letter published in the Boston Gazette on 30 July 1770, describing an effigy of local merchant Henry Barnes on horseback. And here I quoted the part of that article discussing...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Jul 2020

“Cutting a plate of the late Murder”

On 26 Mar 1770, the Boston Gazette ran this advertisment: To be Sold by EDES and GILL(Price Eight Pence Lawful Money)A PRINT containing a Representationof the late horrid Massacre in King-Street. The same ad appeared that evening in the Fleet brothers’...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Mar 2020

A Voice against “the sanguinary vampyres”

As I wrote yesterday, on 1 Apr 1765 the Boston Evening-Post ran a front-page article about vampires cribbed from an account of traveling in Germany published twenty years before. The Fleet brothers could have picked up that item from the Connecticut Courant....
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Jan 2020

Vampire Reports in Colonial American Newspapers

The March 1732 issue of The Gentleman’s Magazine in London carried this news in its Foreign Advices section: “From Medreyga in Hungary, That certain dead Bodies called Vampyres, had kill’d several Persons by sucking out all their Blood.”...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Jan 2020

How Newspapers Covered the Fight at the Clarke House

The fight at the Clarke house on School Street on the night of 17 Nov 1773 offers a good test case of colonial Boston’s highly politicized press.The next morning, Isaiah Thomas’s Massachusetts Spy, a Whig newspaper, put all the blame for the...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Dec 2019

Gershom Spear “to all Appearance dead”

Last week I mentioned in passing the marriage of Gershom Spear (1755-1816) to Elizabeth Bradlee. The bridegroom almost didn’t make it. On 21 Nov 1762, young Gershom drowned in Boston harbor. As Thomas and John Fleet’s Boston Evening-Post reported...
From: Boston 1775 on 29 Nov 2019

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Enquire of the Printers.” Boston Evening-Post (May 22, 1769). On May 22, 1769, readers of the Boston Evening-Post encountered an advertisement offering an enslaved...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 May 2019

“Soon after the fire broke out, he caused his wind to blow”

Given Boston’s religious heritage, the Great Fire of 1760 naturally caused people to ask what God meant by it. On 23 March, the Sunday after the fire, the Rev. Jonathan Mayhew preached about the calamity at the West Meetinghouse. That sermon said...
From: Boston 1775 on 9 Feb 2019

Sufferers from the Great Boston Fire of 176

The scope of the Boston fire of 20 Mar 1760 really comes out in the list of victims that the newspapers published in the following week. The list was actually a guess, based on November 1759 property assessment records. The printers acknowledged that...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Jan 2019

“Then was beheld a perfect torrent of fire”

The 24 Mar 1760 Boston Evening-Post, the first issue after the great fire that started in the Brazen Head, reprinted the Boston News-Letter’s account of how the flames spread. The Fleet brothers then tried to communicate the emotional experience...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Jan 2019

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (January 5, 1769).“Most of these Papers will, probably, be irrevocably lost in a few Years, unless they be preserved by Printing.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2019

November 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (November 28, 1768).“Ames’s Almanack for 1769, SOLD by William M‘Alpine in MARLBOROUGH STREET, Boston.” As November came to an end and a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2018

“Pre-Revolutionary Newspaper Wars” in Jamaica Plain, 4 Dec.

On Tuesday, 4 December, I’ll speak at the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain on the topic of “Boston’s Pre-Revolutionary Newspaper Wars (and What They May Tell Us About Today’s News Media).”This is part of the site’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Nov 2018

Boston’s Well-Regulated Militia

From the 26 Sept 1768 Boston Evening-Post.Whereas a Person belonging to the Militia in this Town did, on Thursday last [i.e., 22 September], about 2 o’Clock P.M. designedly and maliciously, as appeared to several By-standers, discharge his Musket...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Oct 2018

“The Liberty Song” with a “Set of Notes”

Last month I wrote a few postings about “The Liberty Song” appearing in 1768 and quickly becoming popular among American Whigs.I also wrote a series about how John Mein and John Fleeming’s Boston Chronicle, launched in late 1767, was...
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Feb 2018

October 6

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Evening-Post (October 6, 1766).“John Taylor At his SHOP by the Draw-Bridge.” I originally picked this advertisement from the Boston...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Oct 2016

October

GUEST CURATOR: Elizabeth Curley What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette (October 2, 1766).“Just Published … The Examination of Doctor BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, before an AUGUST ASSEMBLY.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2016

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