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Your search for posts with tags containing Subscription Notices found 14 posts

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

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 1, 1769). “PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING BY SUBSCRIPTION.” When it came to generating revenue, eighteenth-century printers often found advertising...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2019

December 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Journal (December 15, 1768). “Subscriptions are taken by all the Booksellers at New-York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Charles-Town, South-Carolina.” A subscription...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Dec 2018

October 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (October 18, 1768).“Those who intend to encourage this Work are requested to send their Names to Peter Valton, Mr. Peter Timothy,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Oct 2018

August 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Pennsylvania Gazette (August 25, 1768).“Those Gentlemen who incline to take Copies, will leave their Names with THOMAS FOXCROFT.” Alexander Purdie and John Dixon,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Aug 2018

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Supplement to the Pennsylvania Journal (July 21, 1768).“PROPOSALS For Re-printing by SUBSCRIPTION.” In the summer of 1768 James Adams, a printer in Wilmington, Delaware,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2018

May 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? South-Carolina Gazette (May 9, 1768).“PROPOSALS For Publishing by SUBSCRIPTION, ALL THE ACTS and ORDINANCES.” John Rutledge placed a particular sort of advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 May 2018

January 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (January 13, 1768).“PROPOSED to be published, a PAMPHLET.” James Johnston inserted a subscription notice for “a PAMPHLET … entitled ‘Religious...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jan 2018

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Subscription Notice for the Boston Chronicle (October 22, 1767).“PROPOSALS FOR PRINTING a NEW WEEKLY PAPER.” Two months before it commenced publication, John Mein and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2017

August 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (August 27, 1767).“The Subscribers are desired to send for ther Books as soon as possible.” In 1767 Lambertus de Ronde, “Minister of the Protestant...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Aug 2017

June 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (June 26, 1767).“The Subscribers are desired speedily to send for their Books.” It took some time for Timothy Green to publish Joseph Fish’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jun 2017

December 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (December 19, 1766).“These Sermons will be immediately committed to Press, as soon as it can be known how many are subscribed for.” Timothy Green...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Dec 2016

July 17

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Journal (July 17, 1766).Mary Biddle sold “MAPS of the Province of Pennsylvania and PLANS and PROSPECTS of the CITY of PHILADELPHIA” at “the House of Capt....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jul 2016

May 11

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (May 9, 1766).“He proposes to begin the publication of a NEWSPAPER on Friday next.” William Rind was preparing to publish a newspaper. In fact, he was a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 May 2016

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