Posts Tagged ‘1757’

June 25

The Journal of the Printing-Office at Strawberry Hill contains in its first entry, upon this day in 1757 the simple statement, ”The Press was erected. Wm. Robinson, printer.” The proprietor of the press was the English essayist Horace Walpole, younger son of the great prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Walpole’s attitude to printing may be [...]

January 10

Pierre Simon Fournier called le juene, applied upon this day in 1757 to be appointed a master printer, without the necessity of serving as an apprentice and journeyman. For Fournier this was no quick way to success, as he was then forty-four years of age and already a distinguished punchcutter and typefounder. He but wished [...]