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July 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Medals of the Rev. G. Whitefield, deceased.” Samuel Hall, printer of the Essex Gazette, inserted several of his own notices in the July 23, 1771, edition, interspersing them...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Jul 2021

May 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON on the Death of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” George Whitefield’s afterlife in American newspapers continued in an advertisement published in the May 25, 1771, edition...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 May 2021

May 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Medals of the Rev. G. Whitefield.” George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century religious revivals now known as the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 May 2021

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An ODE set to Music, consecrated to the memory the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the months immediately after the death of George Whitefield on September 30, 1770, a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2021

May 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Booksellers in Boston, New-York, Philadelphia, or … Charles-Town.” Like many other colonial printers, Charles Crouch also sold books, pamphlets, and broadsides. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 May 2021

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon … By the Rev. Mr. WHITEFIELD.” Following the death of George Whitefield in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1770, printers, booksellers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2021

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Wesley’s SERMONS, on the Death of … GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the fall of 1770, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, extensively...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2021

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon, on the death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD, preached by JOHN WESLEY.” In the months following his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2021

April 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The last Will and TESTAMENT of the late Reverend and worthy GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” After fading from American newspapers for a time during the first few months of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2021

April 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “This Sermon contains a summary Account of Mr. WHITEFIELD’S Life.” When George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2021

April 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Speedily will be published … The works of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Most of the final page of the April 13, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette consisted...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2021

March 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON, on the Death of the Revs. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The simultaneous commemoration and commodification of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2021

March 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE celebrated Sermon preached … on the Death of the late Rev. Mr. George Whitefield … By JOHN WESLEY.” Word of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2021

March 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sermons on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” A little more than five months following George Whitefield’s death on September 30, 1770, the commodification of that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2021

February 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE TRIAL of the SOLDIERS of His Majesty’s Twenty-Ninth Regiment of Foot.” “A FUNERAL SERMON … on the Death of the Rev. Mr. Whitefield.” In...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2021

“The First BIBLE ever printed in America”?

As I quoted yesterday, Isaiah Thomas grew up as an apprentice printer hearing stories about how his master, Zechariah Fowle, had helped to secretly print a New Testament in the late 1740s. Thomas also heard about a complete Bible completed by another...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Feb 2021

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A FUNERAL SERMON … on the much lamented Death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” Robert Wells, bookseller and printer of the South-Carolina and American General...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2021

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A DISCOURSE, Occasioned by the DEATH of the Revd. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The death of George Whitefield in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1770, was one of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2021

January 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A few Almanacks, and several Pieces on the late renowned WHITEFIELD, &c. may be had at the Printing Office.” When George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jan 2021

January 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Dr. Whitaker’s Sermon on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” In addition to publishing the Boston Evening-Post, printers Thomas Fleet and John Fleet sold a variety...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jan 2021

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