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Maryland Journal, and the Baltimore Advertiser Collection

MSA SC 2830
MediumOriginal, facsimile, microfilm
RestrictionsRESTRICTED: Do not circulate originals without the permission of the Registrar or the Director of the Maryland Newspaper Project
StorageContact the Department of Special Collections for location.
Film Number(s)SCM 852 - SCM 854, SCM 4256 - SCM 4271
Newspaper, Maryland Journal, and the Baltimore Advertiser
(Baltimore: W[illiam] Goddard, August 20, 1773; no publisher given, February 13-May 3, 1775; M[ary] K[atherine] Goddard, May 10, 1775; William and Mary Katherine Goddard, January 2, 1784; William Goddard, January 6, 1784; Goddard and Langworthy [William Goddard and Edward Langworthy], January 25, 1785; William Goddard, January 31, 1786; W[illiam] Goddard and James Angell, August 7, 1789; W[illiam] Goddard and J[ames] Angell, March 30, 1792; J[ames] Angell, February 22, 1793; James Angell & Paul J[ames] Sullivan, November 1, 1793; James Angell, June 11, 1793; no publisher given, October 17, 21, and 24; Francis Brumfield & Co., October 31, 1794)

The Maryland Journal, and the Baltimore Advertiser began publication August 20, 1773 [v. 1, no. 1] and ceased December 30, 1794 [v. 21, no. 63]. It was published weekly, August 20, 1773-March 11, 1783; semiweekly, March 14, 1783-October 29, 1793; triweekly, November 1, 1793-October 15, 1794; and semiweekly, October 17-December 30[?], 1794. It was also published as Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser, August 21, 1776-1794, the Maryland Journal, and the Baltimore Advertiser, August 20, 1773 to August 28, 1776[?]; and as the Maryland Journal. The newspaper merged with Edward's Baltimore Daily Advertiser (Baltimore: 1793) to form the Maryland Journal, and Baltimore Universal Daily Advertiser (Baltimore: 1795).

The Maryland Journal was established by William Goddard August 20, 1773, the first newspaper to be printed in Baltimore. Goddard published the paper until May 10, 1775 when his sister, Mary Katherine Goddard, became editor and publisher. She continued as sole proprietor until January 6, 1784, when William Goddard again was the publisher. Edward Langworthy became a partner in the business with the issue of January 25, 1785, for one year. Goddard formed another partnership with James Angell August 7, 1789. By February 22, 1793, Angell was publisher. Angell took Paul J. Sullivan as a partner November 1, 1793, but Angell was sole proprietor with the issue of June 11, 1794. Angell sold his interest in the Journal to Francis Blumfield and Company October 31, 1794. The paper was published until January 1, 1795, when it merged with Edwards's Baltimore Daily Advertiser to become Maryland Journal, and Baltimore Universal Daily Advertiser.

The Goddards, William and Mary Katherine, were both well-known printers whose contributions to printing go far beyond the Maryland Journal. William Goddard's revolutionary activities included establishing a continental postal system.

Archives' collections include issues for August 20, 1773 [v. 1, no. 1] (MSA SC 21-23, MSA SC 252-4, MSA SC 286, MSA SC 378-38, MSA SC 754, MSA SC 1779-50-11, MSA SC 1912, and MSA SC 2243), April 12, 1791 [no. 1340] (MSA SC 1779-50-12), October 7, 1791 [no. 1391] (MSA SC 1779-50-13), October 11, 1791 [no. 1392] (MSA SC 1779-50-8), November 4, 1791 [no. 1399] (MSA SC 1779-50-7), January 24, 1792 [no. 1422] (MSA SC 1779-50-5), July 24, 1792 (MSA SC 752-2, M 1190) and December 11, 1792 (MSA SC 1925-1-62).

Archive's collections includes gifts from the Land Office [MSA SC 21], estate of Peter Hagner [MSA SC 252], Sister Raphael [MSA SC 286], the Department of Legislative Reference [MSA SC 378], Mrs. Walter H. Hopkins [MSA SC 754], Mrs. James E. Moss [MSA SC 1779], Helen Orme [MSA SC 1912], Elmer Jackson [MSA SC 2243], and the New Mexico Newspaper Project [MSA SC 4966].

For additional information on the Goddard's, see: Lawrence C. Wroth's A History of Printing in Colonial Maryland 1686-1776 and Joseph T. Wheeler The Maryland Press 1777-1790.

For abstracts, see: Robert Barnes, Gleanings from Maryland Newspapers 1776-1785 (Lutherville, MD: Bettie Carothers, 1975); Robert Barnes, Gleanings from Maryland Newspapers 1786-1790 (Silver Spring: Family Line Publications, 1975); Robert Barnes, Gleanings from Maryland Newspapers 1791-1795 (Lutherville, MD: Bettie Carothers, 1976).

See Library of Congress Information Circular 7 for information about reprints.

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