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Boston Chronicle

Boston Chronicle (w,sw). Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has December 21, 1767 – June 25, 1770.

Note: Frequency varies: weekly December, 1767 – December, 1768.

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Boston Evening Post

Boston Evening Post (w,sw). Boston, Massachusetts; Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ellis has August 18, 1735 – April 24, 1775October 20, 1781 – October 8, 1789.

Note: Title varies: 

  • Boston Evening Post August 18, 1735 – January 10, 1784;
  • American Herald and General Advertiser January 19, 1784 – March 29, 1784; 
  • American Herald April 5, 1784 – January 7, 1788;
  • American Herald and Federal Record January 14, 1788; 
  • American Herald January 21, 1788 – June 30, 1788;
  • American Herald and Worcester Recorder August 21, 1788 – October 8, 1789.

Place of publication varies:

  • Boston August 18, 1735 – June 30, 1788;
  • Worcester August 21, 1788 – October 8, 1789.

Frequency varies: semi-weekly February 28, 1788 – June 30, 1788. Continues Weekly Rehearsal listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

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Boston News-Letter

Boston News-Letter (w). Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has April 24, 1704 – February 29, 1776 (incomplete).

Note: Title varies: Boston News-Letter April 24, 1704 – December, 1726; Weekly News-Letter January 5, 1727 – October, 1730; Boston Weekly News-Letter November 5, 1730 – December 30, 1742; Boston News-Letter September, 1757 – March 18, 1762; Boston News-Letter and New-England Chronicle March 25, 1762 – March 31, 1763; Massachusetts Gazette and Boston News-Letter April 7, 1763 – May 19, 1768; Boston Weekly News-Letter May 26, 1768 – September 21, 1769; Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter September 28, 1769 – February 29, 1776.

FILM RECORD (1704 – 1776); FILM (1704 – 1742)

Guide to FILM RECORD is SPEC-REF Z1223.5.A1 U47.

Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser

Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser (sw). Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has 1768-1820.

Note: Title varies: Essex Gazette August 2, 1768 – May 2, 1775; New England Chronicle; or, the Essex Gazette May 12, 1775 – April 4, 1776; New England Chronicle April 25 – September 12, 1776; Independent Chronicle September 19 – October 31, 1776; Independent Chronicle and Universal Advertiser November 7, 1776 – December 17, 1801; Independent Chronicle (varies slightly) December 21, 1801 – May 29, 1817; Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot (varies slightly) June 4, 1817 – May 23, 1840

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Cape-Fear Mercury

Cape-Fear Mercury (w). Wilmington, North Carolina.

Ellis has November 24, 1769 – September 1, 1775.

Note: Publication suspended: autumn 1774 – spring, 1775.

FILM RECORD

Guide to FILM RECORD SPEC-REF Z1223.5.A1 U47.

Censor

Censor (w). Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has November 23, 1771 – May 2, 1772.

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Connecticut Courant

Connecticut Courant (w). Hartford, Connecticut.

Ellis has October 29, 1764 – December 31, 1792.

Note: Title varies: Connecticut Courant October 29, 1764 – June 1, 1774; Connecticut Courant and Hartford Weekly Intelligencer June 7, 1774 – February 10, 1778; Connecticut Courant and Weekly Intelligencer February 28, 1778 – March 14, 1791; Connecticut Courant March, 1791 – December 31, 1792.

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Connecticut Gazette

Connecticut Gazette (w). New Haven, Connecticut.

Ellis has April 12, 1755 – December 15, 1759.

FILM RECORD

Guide to FILM RECORD is SPEC-REF Z1223.5.A1 U47.

Connecticut Gazette (w). New London, Connecticut.

Ellis has December 17, 1773 – December 27, 1820.

Note: Title varies: Connecticut Gazette and Universal Intelligencer December 13, 1773 – May 4, 1787; Connecticut Gazette May 11, 1787 – December 25, 1799; Connecticut Gazette and Commercial Intelligencer January 1, 1800 – March 6, 1805; Connecticut Gazette March 13, 1805 – December 27, 1820.

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Continental Journal and Weekly Advertiser

Continental Journal and Weekly Advertiser (w). Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has May 30, 1776 – June 21, 1787.

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Daily Advertiser

Daily Advertiser (d). London, United Kingdom.

Ellis has January 1, 1731 – December 31, 1795.

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Essex Gazette

Essex Gazette (w). Salem, Massachusetts; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has August 2, 1768 – July 25, 1776.

Note: Title varies: Essex Gazette August 2, 1768 – May 2, 1775; New England Chronicle May 12, 1775 – July 25, 1776. Place of publication varies: Salem August 2, 1768 – May 2, 1775; Cambridge May 12, 1775 – April 4, 1776; Boston April 25, 1776 – July 25, 1776. Continued by Independent Chronicle listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

see Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser.

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Freeman’s Journal, or New Hampshire Gazette

Freeman’s Journal, or New Hampshire Gazette (w). Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Ellis has May 25, 1776 – March 31, 1778 (incomplete).

Note: Continues New Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle; Continued by New Hampshire Gazette, or State Journal and Advertiser, both listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

FILM RECORD

Guide to FILM RECORD is SPEC-REF Z1223.5.A1 U47.

Gazette of the State of South Carolina

Gazette of the State of South Carolina (w). Charleston, South Carolina.

Ellis has 1777 – 1780.

Note: Continues South Carolina Gazette listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

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Georgia Gazette

Georgia Gazette (w). Savannah, Georgia.

Ellis has April 7, 1763 – May 23, 1770; January 5, 1774 – February 7, 1776 (except January 4, 1775; February 8, 1775 – March 15, 1775; April 5, 1775 – April 12, 1775; May 3, 1775 – May 10, 1775).

Note: Publication suspended: November 21, 1765 – May 21, 1766.

FILM RECORD, April 7, 1763 – May 23, 1770 also available on MICPT

Guide to FILM RECORD is SPEC-REF Z1223.5.A1 U47.

Henrich Millers Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote

Henrich Millers Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote (d). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ellis has January 18, 1762-May 26, 1779.

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Independent Ledger and American Advertiser

Independent Ledger and American Advertiser (w). Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has June 15, 1778 – October, 1786.

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Maryland Gazette

Maryland Gazette (w). Annapolis, Maryland.

Ellis has January 17, 1745 – December 12, 1839.

Note: Title varies: Maryland Gazette January 17, 1745 – January 21, 1813; Maryland Gazette and Political Intelligencer January 28, 1813 – December 25, 1823; Maryland Gazette and State Register 1824 – December 28, 1826; Maryland Gazette January 4, 1827 – December 12, 1839. Publication suspended November, 1765 – March, 1766; December 25, 1777 – April 30, 1779.

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Massachusetts Gazette and Boston News-Letter

Massachusetts Gazette and Boston News-Letter (w). Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has January 3, 1765 – December 27, 1770; January 17, 1771 – February 22, 1776.

Note: Title varies: Massachusetts Gazette and Boston News-Letter January 3, 1765 – May 19, 1768; Boston Weekly News-Letter May 26, 1768 – September 21, 1769; Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter September 28, 1769 – February 22, 1776.

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Massachusetts Gazette and the Boston Post-Boy Advertiser

Massachusetts Gazette and the Boston Post-Boy Advertiser (w). Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellis has April 21, 1735 – April 17, 1775.

Note: Title varies: Boston Weekly Post-Boy April 21, 1735 – June 4, 1750; Boston Post-Boy June 11, 1750 – 1754; Boston Weekly Advertiser April 22, 1757 – 1758; Green and Russell’s Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser January 1, 1759 – May 23, 1763; Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser May 30, 1763 – September 25, 1769; Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser October 2, 1769 – April 17, 1775. Publication suspended: 1755 – 1757.

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Massachusetts Spy

Massachusetts Spy (w,sw,tw). Boston, Massachusetts; Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ellis has July 17, 1770 – April 6, 1775; May 3, 1775 – December 27, 1820.

Note: Title varies: Massachusetts Spy July 17, 1770 – October 1, 1772; Massachusetts Spy or Thomas’ Boston Journal October 8, 1772 – April 6, 1775; Massachusetts Spy, or American Oracle of Liberty May 3, 1775 – August 12, 1775; Thomas’ Massachusetts Spy, or American Oracle of Liberty August 16, 1775 – May 31, 1776; Massachusetts Spy, or American Oracle of Liberty June 14, 1776 – August 7, 1777; Haswell’s Massachusetts Spy, or American Oracle of Liberty August 14, 1777 – June 18, 1778; Thomas’ Massachusetts Spy, or American Oracle of Liberty June 25, 1778 – May 17, 1781; Thomas’ Massachusetts Spy, or Worcester Gazette May 24, 1781 – March, 1786; Worcester Magazine April, 1786 – March, 1788; Thomas’ Massachusetts Spy, or Worcester Gazette April, 1788 – October 10, 1810; Massachusetts Spy, or Worcester Gazette October 17, 1810 – February 20, 1811; Thomas’ Massachusetts Spy, or Worcester Gazette February 27, 1811 – December 27, 1820. Frequency varies: tri-weekly July 17, 1770 – November 5, 1770; semi-weekly November, 1770 – May, 1771. Publication suspended: February 1, 1771 – May, 1771; February 23, 1776 – April 19, 1776. Place of publication varies: Boston July 17, 1770 – April 6, 1775; Worcester May 3, 1775 – December 27, 1820.

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New Hampshire Gazette

New Hampshire Gazette (w). Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Ellis has October 7, 1756; November 18, 1757.

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New Hampshire Gazette and General Advertiser (w). Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Ellis has September 8, 1782 – May 22, 1784; July 14, 1787 – December 30, 1789.

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New Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle (w). Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Greenland, New Hampshire.

Ellis has January 6, 1775 – January 9, 1776 (incomplete).

Note: Title varies: New Hampshire Gazette October 3, 1775; October 17, 1775. No issue published October 24, 1775. Place of publication varies: Greenland November 2, 1775 – December 5, 1775. Continues New Hampshire Gazette; Continued by Freeman’s Journal, or New Hampshire Gazette, both listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

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New Hampshire Gazette, or State Journal and Advertiser (w). Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Ellis has June 16, 1778 – September 1, 1781 (incomplete).

Note: Continues Freeman’s Journal, or New Hampshire Gazette; Continued by New Hampshire Gazette and General Advertiser.

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New Jersey Gazette

New Jersey Gazette (w). Burlington, New Jersey; Trenton, New Jersey.

Ellis has December 5, 1777 – November 27, 1786.

Note: Place of publication varies: Burlington December 5, 1777 – February 25, 1778; Trenton March 4, 1778 – November 27, 1786. Publication suspended: July 16, 1783 – December 9, 1783.

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New London Gazette

New London Gazette (w). New London, Connecticut.

Ellis has November 18, 1763 – March 26, 1773; July 2, 1773 – October 1, 1773.

Note: Continues New London Summary listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

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New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury

New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (w). New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey.

Ellis has February 1, 1768 – November 10, 1783.

Note: Place of publication varies: Newark, New Jersey September 21, 1776 – November 2, 1776. Continues New York Mercury listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

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North Carolina Gazette

North Carolina Gazette (w). New Bern, North Carolina.

Ellis has 1751 – 1753; 1757; 1759; 1765 – 1766; 1768 – 1769; 1774 – 1775; 1777 – 1778 (scattered issues only).

Note: Publication suspended: 1753 – 1757; suspended again for several short intervals.

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Pennsylvania Chronicle and Universal Advertiser

Pennsylvania Chronicle and Universal Advertiser (w). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ellis has January 26, 1767 – February 8, 1774.

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Pennsylvania Evening Post

Pennsylvania Evening Post (d,sw,tw). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ellis has January 24, 1775 – October 26, 1784.

Note: Title varies: Pennsylvania Evening Post January 24, 1775 – July 31, 1781; Pennsylvania Evening Post and Public Advertiser August 3, 1781 – 1783; Pennsylvania Evening Post and Daily Advertiser 1783 – October 26, 1784. Frequency varies: tri-weekly January 24, 1775 – September 23, 1777; October 11, 1777 – May 20, 1778; June 11, 1778 – January 4, 1779; semi-weekly January 7, 1779 – 1783.

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Pennsylvania Gazette

Pennsylvania Gazette (w). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ellis has December 24, 1728 – December 30, 1789.

Note: Title varies: Universal Instructor in All Arts and Sciences: and Pennsylvania Gazette December 24, 1728 – September, 1729; Pennsylvania Gazette October 2, 1729 – December 30, 1789.

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Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser

Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser (sw,w). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ellis has July, 1765 – October, 1776.

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Pennsylvania Packet

Pennsylvania Packet (w). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ellis has October 28, 1771 – December 31, 1798.

Note: See also Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser, Dunlop’s American Daily Advertiser, listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

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Providence Gazette

Providence Gazette (w,sw). Providence, Rhode Island.

Ellis has October 20, 1762 – August 27, 1825.

Note: Title varies: Providence Gazette and Country Journal October 20, 1762 – January 10, 1795; Providence Gazette January, 1795 – January 11, 1811; Providence Gazette and Country Journal January 12, 1811 – February 22, 1817; Providence Gazette and Moral and Political and Commercial Register March 1, 1817 – December, 1819; Providence Gazette January 3, 1820 – August 27, 1825. Frequency varies: semi-weekly January 3, 1820 – August 27, 1825. Publication suspended May, 1765 – August, 1766.

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Rivington’s New York Gazetteer

Rivington’s New York Gazetteer (w,sw). New York, New York.

Ellis has April 22, 1773 – December 31, 1783.

Note: Title varies: Rivington’s New York Gazetteer April 22, 1773 – October 11, 1777; Rivington’s New York Loyal Gazette October 18, 1777 – December 6, 1777; Royal Gazette December 13, 1777 – November 19, 1783; Rivington’s New York Gazette and Universal Advertiser November 22, 1783 – December 31, 1783. Frequency varies: semi-weekly May, 1778 – November 19, 1783. Publication suspended: November, 1775 – October, 1777.

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Royal Gazette

Royal Gazette (sw). Charleston, South Carolina.

Ellis has May 19, 1781 – September 28, 1782.

Note: Continues South Carolina and American General Gazette listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

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Royal Gazette (w). Fredericton, New Brunswick; St. John, New Brunswick (Canada).

Ellis has October 11, 1785 – December 29, 1841.

Note: Title varies: Royal Gazette and New Brunswick Advertiser October 11, 1785 – October, 1802; Royal Gazette November, 1802 – 1808; Royal Gazette and New Brunswick Advertiser 1808 – 1814; New Brunswick Royal Gazette 1815 – 1834; Royal Gazette 1834 – December 29, 1841. Place of publication varies: St. John October 11, 1785 – February, 1815.

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South Carolina and American General Gazette

South Carolina and American General Gazette (w,sw). Charleston, South Carolina.

Ellis has 1764 – 1769; 1776 – 1782.

Note: Title varies: Royal Gazette listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide. Frequency varies: semi-weekly October, 1780 – February 28, 1781. Suspended for several short periods during the Revolutionary War.

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South Carolina Gazette

South Carolina Gazette (w). Charleston, South Carolina.

Ellis has 1732 – 1775.

Note: Continued by Gazette of the State of South Carolina listed separately in alphabetical order in this guide.

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Virginia Gazette

Virginia Gazette (w). Williamsburg, Virginia.

Ellis has September 10, 1736 – December 9, 1780.

Note: Five different Gazettes were published during the period 1736 – 1780, sometimes simultaneously. The film made from the collections of the Williamsburg Institute of Early American History and Culture contains the following:

  • Virginia Gazette. August 6, 1736 – June, 1750. Wm. Parks, ed.
  • Virginia Gazette. January 3, 1751 – December 4, 1778. Hunter, Royale, Purdie & Dixon, Dixon & Hunter, eds.
  • Virginia Gazette. May 16, 1766 – February 3, 1776. Rind, Pinkney, eds. Also known as Rind’s Virginia Gazette.
  • Virginia Gazette. February 3, 1775 – December 9, 1780. Purdie, Clarkson & Davis, eds.
  • Virginia Gazette. February 12, 1779 – April 8, 1780. Dixon & Nicholson, eds. Moved to Richmond and was published there under the same title, 1780 – 1781.

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Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser (w,sw). Richmond, Virginia.

Ellis has August 25, 1790 – December 9, 1809 (incomplete).

Note: Frequency varies: semi-weekly December, 1799 – 1809.

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Virginia Gazette and Richmond and Manchester Advertiser (sw). Richmond, Virginia.

Ellis has April 22, 1793-January 23, 1795 (incomplete).

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Wochentliche Philadelphische Staatsbote

Wochentliche Philadelphische Staatsbote (w,sw). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ellis has January 18, 1762 – May 26, 1779.

Note: Title varies: Wochentliche Philadelphische Staatsbote January 18, 1762 – December 29, 1767; Der Wochentliche Pennsylvanische Staatsbote January 5, 1768 – May 16, 1775; Henrich Millers Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote May 23, 1775 – May 26, 1779. Publication suspended September 17, 1777 – August 15, 1778. Frequency varies: semi-weekly May 23, 1775 – July 26, 1775.

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