Follow-up content relating to
June 11, 2013, presentation for Boston By Foot
on "Printing and Publishing in Boston: An Historical Sketch"
A written version of my presentation is available.
I have read it over, but not had it professionally proofread. If you see typos or other errors, I will appreciate hearing about them:
Links to things mentioned in my talk
- 1772 Bonner map of Boston
- Literary Boston, 1794-1862 map and legend
- The Printing Office of Edes and Gill, i.e., Gary Gregory's print shop (Thanks for the tour, Gary)
- Some details about Isaiah Thomas
- American Antiquarian Society
- Museum of Printing in North Andover -- note their limited hours -- also note their Annual Printing Arts Fair on June 16!
- The American Architect and Building News archives (the old issues this journal might be an excellent resource for BBF researchers)
- Stan Nelson's short videos of, in the proper order,
2. Tempering punches and striking matrices
3. Casting type
4. Dressing type
Assembling a mold
[note the use of "OutofSorts" in the name of his website]
- You can find the libraries I mentioned yourselves: Boston Athenaeum, Congregational Library (next door to Athenaeum), New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, MIT libraries, and Harvard libraries.
I cannot post the slides of the presentation because I don't have permission to use all of the images I showed in the presentation.
I am posting a PDF version of the presentation with only images I believe I have the rights to use.
My guidance from last year about self-publishing, for instance for specialty monographs which BBF researchers might write, also is posted on my website: