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Your search for posts with tags containing Schoolmaster found 20 posts

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The ACADEMY in LEEDS … in England.” Readers of the Newport Mercury likely recognized many or even most of the names that appeared among the advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2020

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (November 10, 1769). “He will also tend School in the Evenings … if reasonable Encouragement be allowed for keeping a Fire.” In November...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Nov 2019

July 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette (July 23, 1769). “AN ACADEMY … for the Instruction of YOUTH in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE.” In an advertisement in the July 20, 1769, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jul 2019

October 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (October 5, 1768).“Mrs. Cosgreve would undertake to teach young Ladies to sew and read.” Although several schoolmasters and –mistresses offered...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Oct 2018

June 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 7, 1768).“Mr. STRATON will begin a Course of LECTURES.” Schoolmaster Osborne Straton frequently advertised his “British...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jun 2018

June 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (June 1, 1768).“His method of teaching children being well known in the town of Savannah.” In anticipation of opening a school on the following Monday,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jun 2018

April

GUEST CURATOR:  Mary Bohane What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 20, 1768).“Alexander Findlay & James Seyour, A.M. DESIGN TO OPEN SCHOOL.” Alexander Findlay and James Seymour...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Apr 2018

March 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (March 29, 1768).“He intends to open School … she will undertake to teach the Girls their Needle.” In preparation for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Mar 2018

September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (September 16, 1767).“TWO POOR BOYS … will be taught to read, write, and cast accounts … by the bounty of Gentleman.” As fall arrived in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2017

September 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (September 10, 1767).“Hughes’s Night School, Commences on the 14th Instant.” In early September 1767, Hughes turned to the New-York Journal...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Sep 2017

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (August 28, 1767).“Has lately opened an Evening School, for young Masters and Apprentices. Schoolmaster Ebenezer Bradford emphasized efficiency and convenience...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2017

June 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (June 9, 1767).“He first introduced into this Province the most expeditious Method of teaching Writing.” Osborne Straton was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jun 2017

April 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (April 24, 1767).“He has room … for ten day and three evening scholars more.” In recent weeks the guest curators of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Apr 2017

April

GUEST CURATOR: Jonathan Bisceglia What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 22, 1767).“HAVING OPENED A SCHOOL … TEACHING READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETICK.” I chose this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2017

April 15

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 15, 1767).“THAT he intends OPENING A SCHOOL.” Southern Education. James Whitefield’s advertisement announced...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 15 Apr 2017

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (January 13, 1767).“ANNE IMER … has opened SCHOOL.” Less than two weeks into the new year, Charleston’s schoolmasters...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2017

January 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 9, 1767).“He … proposes opening his school after the holidays.” Osborne Straton planned to start a new session...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jan 2017

January

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina and American General Gazette (January 2, 1767).“He now teaches LATIN in his Grammar School.” At the turn of the new year, Walter Coningham sought students...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Jan 2017

August 14

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (August 14, 1766).“Mr. Garner, from his approved Conduct in the teaching of Youth, having had many Solicitations to open an Academy …” Joseph Garner...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Aug 2016

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Newport Mercury (May 5, 1766).“He has as usual, an Assortment of ENGLISH GOODS.” Thomas Green’s notice that he intended to open a school does not look much different...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2016

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