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Maryland Gazette, or, Baltimore General Advertiser Collection

MSA SC 3418
MediumOriginals, 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 3728 - SCM 3736
Newspaper, Maryland Gazette, or, Baltimore General Advertiser
(Baltimore: John Hayes, May 16, 1783; J[ohn] Hayes and J[acob] A. Killen, October 31, 1783; Hayes and Killen, January 30, 1784; John Hayes, April 9, 1784)

The Maryland Gazette, or, Baltimore General Advertiser began publication May 16, 1783 [v. 1, no. 1] and ceased January 6, 1792 [v. 9, no. 757]. It was published weekly, May 16, 1783-May 20, 1785; semiweekly, May 24, 1785-May 19, 1786; weekly, May 23, 1786-February 20, 1787; semiweekly, February 27, 1787-January 6, 1792. It was also published as the Maryland Gazette, or, the Baltimore General Advertiser, May 16, 1783-January 6, 1786; the Maryland Gazette, or, The Baltimore Advertiser, January 10, 1786-January 6, 1792, the Baltimore General Advertiser, and the Baltimore Advertiser.

In 1779, John Hayes ceased publication of the Maryland Gazette, and Baltimore General Advertiser and moved to Annapolis to start a press there. In 1783, the Baltimore paper was started again by John Hayes. Jacob A. Killen became a partner in the business on October 31, 1783. Killen left the partnership April 9, 1784 and Hayes remained as sole proprietor until the paper was discontinued, January 6, 1792.

Hayes used the Seal of Maryland designed by Thomas Sparrow on the masthead of the Maryland Gazette from January 10, 1786 until July 24, 1789.

Archives' collection includes issue for December 12, 1783 (MSA SC 1925-1-54).

For abstracts, see: Robert Barnes, Gleanings from Maryland Newspapers 1776-1785 (Luthervill, 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: Bettie Carothers, 1976).

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