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History of Printing in Maryland, 1791-1800 with a Bibliography of Works Printed in the State During the Period by Rachel A. Minick
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briefly in printed books and articles; and the infor-
mation gleaned from these sources, together with the
contemporary sources mentioned above, have, it is to
be hoped, been drawn together to form accounts which
are consistent and as complete as possible. On the
other hand, several printers have been treated exhaus-
tively elsewhere, Williar. Goddard and Hezekiah Niles of
Baltimore, and Frederick and Samuel Green of Annapolis;
and little has been attempted here besides summarizing
their work in Maryland during the period 1791-1800.

An excellent index to Maryland biographical
material is the card file located at the Peabody
Institute of Baltimore. It was used - and profitably
- throughout the course of this study.

The study of the printers who operated in Mary-
land during this historically important decade would
have little focus or import without the detailed bib-
liography which forms Appendix A. For its compilation
it was necessary to visit many libraries in and outside
Maryland; and in every instance the librarians were
cooperative, helpful, and seemed glad to allow me to
examine the books - even when, as in several cases,
it entailed trouble and inconvenience to them. To all
those librarians I an deeply grateful, to those whom
I visited and to those with whom I have corresponded.
I cannot mention all: three libraries are outstanding


 

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