Posts Tagged ‘1818’

June 27

The proof that a pugnacious Irishman named Joseph Charless was the first printer in the trans-Mississippi West is more or less taken from the records of a Dr. B.G. Farrar of St. Louis whose journal lists the printer as being dosed with calomel on this date in 1818. No doubt he needed it to rectify [...]

April 3

The typefoundries of the United States were in the fresh bloom of youth in 1818. They had enjoyed almost unlimited prosperity as there were too few founders for the number of printers who needed type. These conditions were changing, however, and the founders were becoming competitive. In an “Advertisement” bearing this date, appearing in the [...]