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Your search for posts with tags containing Local Agent found 13 posts

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sold (by appointment of Mr. Hemet) … at William Scott’s Irish Linnen Store … in New England.” Readers of the New-Hampshire Gazette learned that Jacob Hemet, “DENTIST...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Sep 2021

September

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who have taken subscriptions of others, [send] their lists … to the Publisher.” In the course of just a few days late in the summer of 1771, readers in New England,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Sep 2021

May 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Encouraged by several gentlemen of eminence in the different provinces, to undertake the publication of the following litterary works, in America.” Robert Bell, one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 May 2021

April 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It may be had also of Doctor Kast, or Miss Priscilla Manning, at SALEM, and of Mr. Dummer Jewett at IPSWICH.” Daniel Scott operated “the Medicine-Store, at the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2021

March 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “SUBSCRIPTIONS for the SPY are also taken in by Mr. J. Larkin, chairmaker.” Most newspapers published in Boston in the early 1770s did not have extensive colophons. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Mar 2021

March 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Publisher will give two Copies gratis to such as shall collect One Dozen of Subscribers.” When John Fleeming of Boston set about publishing what he billed as “The...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Mar 2021

March 15

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING.” Thomas Green and Samuel Green, printers of the Connecticut Journal in New Haven, planned to publish “A careful and strict Examination...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Mar 2021

January 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be Sold by Garret Noel, at New-York … and at the Printing-Office in N. London.” Timothy Green, printer of the New-London Gazette, augmented revenues by selling...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Jan 2021

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” A subscription notice for “ESSAYS on … the Indians of the Continent of North America, especially the several Nations...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2020

October 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (October 13, 1769). “Subscribers are desired to send for their Books.” Subscription notices for books regularly appeared in colonial newspapers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Oct 2019

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Newport Mercury (July 24, 1769). “This valuable tincture … sold … at Mrs. CROSSWALL’S in Thames-street[,] Newport.” In the summer of 1769, Mr. Hamilton,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2019

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (July 13, 1769). “At Mr. JOSEPH SOLOMAN’S … in Lancaster, by the appointment of Mr. HAMILTON, Surgeon Dentist.” At the same time that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2019

July 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 8, 1769). “Subscriptions for the American Magazine, published in Philadelphia.” On behalf of Lewis Nicola, the editor of the American Magazine,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jul 2019

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