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Buy Rare Newspapers

Buy Rare Newspapers

Buying and selling newspapers for 35+ years, Timothy Hughes is the world’s leading source of rare newspapers. History is never more fascinating than when it’s read from the day it was reported. To purchase a piece of history, visit rarenewspapers.com. To learn more about the rare newspaper collectible, visit blog.rarenewspapers.com, or watch the video below. […]

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First Drafts of History

First Drafts of History

Rag Linen is an online museum and educational archive of rare and historic newspapers, which serve as the first drafts of history and the critical primary source material for historians, authors and educators. Visit raglinen.com for more information. @RagLinen on Twitter. Before 1870, newspapers were printed on a heavy-duty paper made by pulping linen rags, […]

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Thank You Old North

Thank You Old North

A very special thank you to Old North Foundation and Christ Church for providing the space and resources to make The Printing Office of Edes & Gill a reality. The enduring fame of the Old North began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple and held […]

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Contribute

Contribute

Support Boston’s only colonial era printing experience. We ask a $1 admission donation to our visitors, but have substantial operating expenses to cover the costs of historic printing equipment maintenance, staffing, materials and supplies, etc. To support our print museum financially, please consider a donation. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, so donations […]

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Along Boston’s Freedom Trail

Along Boston’s Freedom Trail

Opening its doors to the public on April 15, 2011, the Printing Office of Edes & Gill is Boston’s only colonial printing experience, located along the historic Freedom Trail in the Clough House, adjacent to Old North Church, at 21 Unity Street.  We offer unique personal encounters with history and colonial printing. As Boston’s only […]

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Of Colonial Printing

Of Colonial Printing

With the opening of the colonial print shop on April 15, visitors will have the opportunity to engage living historians working their printers trade in pre-revolutionary Boston. These same printers were at the vanguard of citizen angst over British governmental policies that Bostonians felt violated their rights as Englishmen. Historians generally agree that the Boston […]

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Welcome!

Welcome to bostongazette.org, the official website of The Printing Office of Edes & Gill.

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Newspaper of the Revolution!

Newspaper of the Revolution!

On April 7, 1755, Edes and Gill became the proprietors of The Boston Gazette and Country Journal. Edes was also a well known member of the Sons of Liberty. According to the author of Infamous Scribblers (2006), the Boston Gazette, arguably the most influential newspaper the country has ever known, got us into the Revolutionary […]

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