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July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The Gentlemen who subscribed … for the American Edition of BLACKSTONE’S Commentaries … are desired to apply for the second Volume.” Benjamin Edes and John Gill, printers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jul 2022

May 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Send their names to the Printers of this Paper.” The supplement that accompanied the May 21, 1772, edition of the South-Carolina Gazette included “PROPOSALS FOR PUBLISHING...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 May 2022

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Preservation of these Papers for the Benefit of Posterity.” A subscription notice for a “second Volume of Collection of Papers relative to the History of Massachusetts-Bay”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Mar 2022

February 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Subscribers in the distant Provinces will be supplied as soon as possible.” Robert Bell invested a lot of effort in promoting an “American Edition of BLACKSTONE’s COMMENTARIES...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Feb 2022

February 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SUBSCRIPTIONS … will be received by T. & J. Fleet, in Boston, T. Green in New-London, and by the other Printers in Connecticut.” When a “Gentleman in England, of Distinguished...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Feb 2022

January 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Those who are animated by the Wish of seeing Native Fabrications flourish in AMERICA.” Robert Bell worked to create an American literary marketplace in the second half of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jan 2022

January 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Most of these Papers will, probably, be irrecoverably lost in a few Years, unless preserved by Printing.” On behalf of posterity, printers and consumers in Massachusetts worked...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jan 2022

January 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken in by the Priner hereof, and a Number of Gentlemen in different Parts of the Country.” In December 1771 and continuing into 1772, Solomon Southwick,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jan 2022

January 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “ROYAL SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE.” Among the advertisements placed by local merchants and shopkeepers in the January 10, 1772, edition of the Connecticut Journal and New-Haven Post-Boy,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jan 2022

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken in by T. GREEN.” When John Dunlap distributed subscription proposals in advance of publishing the Pennsylvania Packet, he expressed his intention to...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2021

October 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION, A WEEKLY NEWS-PAPER.” Philadelphia was the most populous city among Britain’s mainland colonies in the early 1770s, large enough that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Oct 2021

September 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “Peaceable, yet active Patriotism.” Yesterday, the Adverts 250 Project featured Robert Bell’s subscription notice for Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Sep 2021

September 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “SUBSCRIPTIONS for Hume, Blackstone, and Ferguson, are received by said Bell … and by the Booksellers and Printers in America.” Digitization makes primary sources more widely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 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

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The List of Subscribers will be committed to the Press in a few Weeks.” When John Dunlap set about publishing “ALL THE POETICAL WRITINGS, AND SOME OTHER PIECES, OF THE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2021

July 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “PROPOSALS For PRINTING by SUBSCRIPTION.” In the summer of 1771, James Humphreys wished to publish an American edition of William Robertson’s History of Scotland during...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 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

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

February 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Subscriptions are taken in by I. Thomas, Printer and Publisher … M.J. Hiller, Watch-maker in Salem.” As Isaiah Thomas prepared to relaunch the Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Feb 2021

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