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Your search for posts with tags containing Timothy Green found 8 posts

London Imprints on Boston Bibles?

In 1756 the Boston Overseers of the Poor indentured Isaiah Thomas as an apprentice to the printer Zechariah Fowle (1724-1776). He was seven years old and didn’t yet know how to read. Isaiah’s father had died, and his mother apparently felt...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Feb 2021

September 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Paper will then be one of the cheapest of its Size, printed in America.” Newspaper printers collected two revenue streams: subscriptions and advertising. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Sep 2020

February 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A choice Collection of genuine Patent Medicines.” As was a common practice for colonial printers, Timothy Green often inserted multiple advertisements in the newspaper...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Feb 2020

July 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (July 1, 1768).“The Medicines are the best in their Kind.” Like many other eighteenth-century printers, publishers, and booksellers, Timothy Green...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Jul 2018

The Further Evolution of “The New Massachusetts Liberty Song”

As I discussed back here, in April 1774 the New-York Journal published a new version of “The New Massachusetts Liberty Song” that was actually less strident about Britain than the original. It may have been revised to reflect Whig talking...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Feb 2018

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

“A special Court for the Trial of a certain Criminal”

Yesterday I quoted two reports of anti-Stamp Act protests from the 30 Aug 1765 New-London Gazette. Here’s yet another, from the town of Lebanon, Connecticut, datelined 27 August:Yesterday was held in this Town, a special Court for the Trial of a...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Sep 2015

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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.