List of newspapers in Pennsylvania in the 18th century

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This is a list of newspapers published in 18th-century Pennsylvania, North America.

Pennsylvania newspapers by town[edit]

Bristol[edit]

Newspapers published in Bristol, Pennsylvania:

  • Aurora. General Advertiser. D., Aug. 30-Oct. 19, 1799.[1]

Bustleton[edit]

Newspapers published in Bustleton, Pennsylvania:

  • Porcupine's Gazette. W., Sept. 6-Oct. 26, 1799.[1]

Carlisle[edit]

Newspapers published in Carlisle, Pennsylvania:

  • The Carlisle Gazette, and The Western Repository Of Knowledge. W., Aug. 10, 1785-Jan. 1, 1794.[1]
  • Kline's Carlisle Weekly Gazette. W., Jan. 8, 1794-Dec. 31, 1800+[1]
  • The Telegraphe.. W., Feb. 10, 1795-May 3, 1796.[1]

Chambersburg[edit]

Newspapers published in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Farmer's Register. W., Apr. 18, 1798-Apr. 10, 1799.[1]
  • The Franklin Repository. W., Apr. 21, 1796-Dec. 25, 1800+[1]

Chestnut Hill[edit]

Newspapers published in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania:

  • Chesnuthiller Wochenschrift. W., Dec. 15, 1790-Aug. 20, 1793.[1]

Doylestown[edit]

Newspapers published in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:

  • The Farmers' Weekly Journal. W., July 25 (?), 1800+[1]

Easton[edit]

Newspapers published in Easton, Pennsylvania:

  • American Eagle[2]
  • Neuer Unpartheyischer Eastoner Bothe, Und Northampton Kundschafter. W., Aug. (?), 1793-Dec. (?), 1800+[1]

Gettysburg[edit]

Newspapers published in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania:

Germantown[edit]

Newspapers published in Germantown, Pennsylvania:

  • Die Germantauner Zeitung. Bi-W., W., Feb. 8, 1785-July 16, 1793.[1]
  • Pensylvanische Berichte, Oder, Sammlung Wichtiger Nachrichten Aus Dem Natur- Und Kirchen-Reich. M., S.M., Fortnightly, June 16, 1746-July 1766.[1]

Harrisburg[edit]

Newspapers published in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

  • The Harrisburgh Journal, and The Weekly Advertiser. W., Aug. 26. 1789-(?).[1]
  • The Oracle Of Dauphin, and Harrisburgh Advertiser. W., Oct. 20, 1792-Dec. 29, 1800+[1]

Lancaster[edit]

Newspapers published in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:

  • Der Deutsche Porcupein, Und Lancaster Anzeigis-Nachrichten. W., Jan. 3, 1798-Dec. 25, 1799.[1]
  • Lancaster Journal. W., June 18, 1794-Dec. 27, 1800+[1]
  • Neue Unpartheyische Lancaster Zeitung, Und Anzeigs- Nachrichten. W., Aug. 8, 1787-Nov. 1, 1797 (?).[1]
  • Das Pennsylvanische Zeitungs-Blat, Oder, Sammlung Sowohl Auswartig- Als Einheimischer Neuigkeiten.. W., Feb. 4- June 24, 1778.[1]

Norristown[edit]

Newspapers published in Norristown, Pennsylvania:

  • The Norristown Gazette. W., June 15, 1799-June 6, 1800.[1]

Northumberland[edit]

Newspapers published in Northumberland, Pennsylvania:

  • The Sunbury and Northumberland Gazette.. W., Oct. 9(?), 1793-Dec. 27, 1800+[1]

Philadelphia[edit]

Newspapers published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • The American Herald, and General Advertiser. S.W., June 21-July 5, 1784.[1]
  • The American Navel and Commercial Register. S.W., Nov. 25- Dec. 19, 1795.[1]
  • The American Star. L'Etoile Americaine. TW., W., Apr. 1- May 3, 1794.[1][3]
  • The American Star, Or, Historical, Political, Critical, and Moral Journal. T.W., Feb. 1-Mar. 25, 1794.[1]
American Weekly Mercury, 1719; established by Andrew Bradford[4]
  • The American Weekly Mercury. W., Dec. 22, 1719-May 22 (?), 1746.[1][5]
  • Aurora. General Advertiser. D., Nov. 8, 1794-Dec. 1800+[1]
  • Carey's Pennsylvania Evening Herald. S.W., Jan. 25- Feb. 8, 1785.[1]
  • Carey's Pennsylvania Evening Herald and American Monitor. S.W., Feb. 12-Mar. 22, 1785.[1]
  • Carey's United States' Recorder. T.W., Jan. 23-Aug. 30, 1798.[1]
  • Claypoole's American Daily Advertiser. D., Jan. 1, 1796- Sept. 30, 1800.[1]
  • The Complete Counting House Companion. W., Mar. 19, 1785(?)-Oct. 30, 1790.[1]
  • The Constitutional Diary and Philadelphia Evening Advertiser. D., Dec. 2, 1799-Feb. 3, 1800.[1]
  • Country Porcupine. T.W., Mar,. 3/5, 1798-Aug. 27/28, 1799.[1]
  • Courier De l'Amerique. S.W., July 27-Oct. 26, 1784.[1]
  • Courier De l'Amerique. S.W., Dec. 4, 1792-Feb. 22, 1793.[1]
  • Courrier Francais. D.,T.,W. Apr. 15, 1794-July 3, 1798.[1]
  • The Daily Advertiser. D., Feb. 7-July 4, 1797.[1]
  • The Dessert To The True American. W., July 14, 1798- Aug. 19, 1799.[1]
  • Dunlap and Claypooles American Daily Advertiser. D., Dec. 9, 1793-Dec. 31, 1795.[1]
  • Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser. D., Jan. 1, 1791- Dec. 7, 1793.[1]
  • Dunlap's Pennsylvania Packet, Or, The General Advertiser. W., Oct. 25, 1773-Sept. 9, 1777.[1]
  • The Evening Chronicle. T.W., S.W., May 5-Nov. 7, 1787.[1]
  • The Evening Chronicle, Or, The Philadelphia Advertiser. T.W., Feb. 6-May 3, 1787.[1]
  • The Federal Gazette and Philadelphia Daily Advertiser. D., Apr. 1, 1790-Dec. 31, 1793.[1]
  • The Federal Gazette, and Philadelphia Evening Post. D., Oct. 1, 1788-Mar. 31, 1790.[1]
  • The Federal Gazette, and The Philadelphia Evening Post. T.W., Mar. 8-Apr. 24, 1788.[1]
  • Finlay's American Naval and Commercial Register. S.W., Dec. 28, 1795-May 1, 1798.[1]
  • The Freeman's Journal, Or, The North-American Intelligencer. W., Apr. 25, 1781-May 16, 1792.[1]
  • Gale's Independent Gazetteer. S.W., Sept. 16, 1796- Sept. 12, 1797.[1]
  • Gazette Of The United States. D., July 1, 1795-June 30, 1796.[1]
  • Gazette of the United States and Daily Evening Advertiser. D., June 12, 1794-June 30, 1795.[1]
  • Gazette of the United States and Evening Advertiser. D., Dec. 11, 1793-June 11, 1794.[1]
  • Gemeinnutzigige Philadelphische Correspondenz. W., May 2, 1781-Sept. 24, 1790.[1]
  • General Advertiser. D., Aug. 16, 1791-Nov. 7, 1794.[1]
  • General Advertiser, and Political, Commercial, Agricultural and Literary Journal. D., Oct. 1, 1790-Aug. 15, 1791.[1]
  • Der General-Postbothe An Die Deutsche Nation In Amerika. S.W., Jan. 5, 1790-June 29, 1790.[1]
  • Heinrich Millers Pennsylvanisher Staatsbote. S.W, W., May 23, 1775-May 26, 1779.[1]
  • The Independent Gazetteer. S.W., Jan. 11, 1794-Sept. 10, 1796.[1]
  • The Independent Gazetteer, and Agricultural Repository. W., Jan. 16, 1790-Jan. 4, 1794.[1]
  • The Independent Gazetteer, Or, The Chronicle Of Freedom. W., S.W., D., Apr. 13, 1782-Jan. 9, 1790.[1]
  • The Level Of Europe and North America.. Oct. 1, 1794.[1]
  • The Level Of Europe and North America, Or, The Observer's Guide. Feb. 9, 1795-Jan. 27, 1796.[1]
  • The Mail, Or, Claypoole's Daily Advertiser. D. June 1, 1791-Sept. 30, 1793.[1]
  • National Gazette. S.W., Oct. 31, 1791-Oct. 26, 1793.[1][7]
  • Neue Philadelphische Correspondenz. S.W., W., Oct. 1, 1790-Nov. 20, 1792.[1]
  • The New World. D., Oct. 24, 1796-Aug. 16, 1797.[1]
  • The New World, Or, The Morning and Evening Gazette. Twice Daily, Aug. 15, 1796-Oct. 24, 1796.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser. W., Jan. 26, 1767-Feb. 8, 1774.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Evening Herald: and The American Monitor. S.W., Mar. 26, 1785-May 27, 1786.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Evening Post. T.W., S.W., Jan. 24, 1775- July 30, 1781.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Evening Post, and Daily Advertiser. D., May 30, 1783-Oct. 26, 1784.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Evening Post, and Public Advertiser. D., Aug. 3, 1781-May 19, 1783.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Gazette. W., Oct. 2, 1729-Sept. 10, 1777; Dec. 20, 1777-June 20, 1778; Nov. 13, 1782-Dec. 24, 1800+[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Gazette, and Weekly Advertiser. W., Jan. 5, 1779-Nov. 6, 1782.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Herald, and General Advertiser. S.W., T.W., May 31, 1786-Feb. 14, 1788.[1]
Pennsylvania Ledger: or the Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, & New-Jersey Weekly Advertiser, 1775
  • The Pennsylvania Ledger, Or, The Philadelphia Market-Day Advertiser. S.W., Dec. 3, 1777-May 23, 1778.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Ledger, Or, The Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, & New-Jersey Weekly Advertiser. W., Jan. 28, 1775-Nov. 30, 1776.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Ledger, Or, The Weekly Advertiser. W., Oct. 10-Nov. 26, 1777.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Mercury, and Philadelphia Price-Current. T.W., W., July 21, 1791-Mar. 1, 1792.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Mercury, and The Universal Advertiser. W., Apr. 7, 1775.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Mercury, and Universal Advertiser. W., T.W., Aug. 20, 1784-July 19, 1791.[1]
  • The Pennsylvania Packet, and General Advertiser. T.W., Oct. 14, 1783-Sept. 18, 1784.[1]
Pennsylvania Packet; and the General Advertiser, 1771
  • The Pennsylvania Packet, Or, The General Advertiser. T.W., S.W., July 4, 1778-Oct. 11, 1783.[1]
  • Pennsylvanische Fama, Oder, Ordentlicher Relation Derer Einlauffenden Neuigkeiten. W., Feb. 1748(?)-1751.[1]
  • Die Pennsylvanische Gazette, Oder, Der Allgemeine Americanische Zeitungs-Schreiber. W., Feb. 3, 1779.[1]
  • Pennsylvanische Staats-Courier. W., Oct. 4, 1777- June(?), 1778.[1]
  • The Philadelphia Gazette & Daily Advertiser. D., June 18- Dec. 31, 1800+[1]
  • The Philadelphia Gazette and Universal Daily Advertiser. D., Jan. 1, 1794-June 17, 1800.[1]
  • The Philadelphia Minerva. W., Feb. 7, 1795-July 7, 1798.[1]
  • The Philadelphia Price Current. B.W., Oct. (?), 1783- Nov. (?), 1785.[1]
  • Philadelphische Correspondenz. W., S.W., Nov. 27, 1792- April, 1800.[1]
First issue of Philadelphischer Zeitung.
  • Philadelphischer Zeitung. May 6, 1732-(?)[1]
  • Porcupine's Gazette. D., Apr. 24, 1797-Aug. 28, 1799.[1]
  • Porcupine's Gazette and United States Daily Advertiser. D., Mar. 4-Apr. 22, 1797.[1]
  • Poulson's American Daily Advertiser. D., Oct. 1, 1800+[1]
  • The Royal Pennsylvania Gazette. S.W., Mar. 3-May 26, 1778.[1]
  • Southwark Gazette, and Philadelphia Chronicle. T.W., July 15-Aug. 1, 1797.[1]
  • Story & Humphreys's Pennsylvania Mercury, and Universal Advertiser. W., Apr. 14-Dec. 22, 1775.[1]
  • The Supporter, Or, Daily Repast. D., W., Apr. 4 (?)- Nov. 10, 1800.[1]
  • The True American and Commercial Advertiser. D., July 2, 1798-Dec. 31, 1800+[1]
  • The Universal Gazette. Indexed. W., Nov. 16, 1797- Sept. 11, 1800.[1]
  • The Universal Instructor In All Arts and Sciences, and Pennsylvania Gazette. W., Dec. 24, 1728-Sept. 25, 1729.[1]
  • Der Wochentliche Philadelphische Staatsbote. W., Jan. 18, 1762-Dec. 28, 1767.[1]
  • Der Wochentliche Pennsylvanische Staatsbote. W., Jan. 5, 1768-May 16, 1775.[1]

Pittsburgh[edit]

Newspapers published in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

Reading[edit]

Newspapers published in Reading, Pennsylvania:

  • Neue Unpartheyische Readinger Zeitung, Und Anzeigs- Nachrichten. W., Feb. 18, 1789-Dec. 31, 1800+[1]
  • Der Unpartheyische Reading Adler. W., Nov.29, 1796- Jan. 10, 1797.[1]
  • Der Unpartheyische Readinger Adler. W., Jan. 17, 1797- Dec. 30, 1800+[1]
  • The Weekly Advertiser, Of Reading, In The County Of Berks. W., May 7, 1796-Dec. 27, 1800+[1]

Washington[edit]

Newspapers published in Washington, Pennsylvania:

  • Herald Of Liberty. W., Feb. 6, 1798-Dec. 31, 1800+[1]

York[edit]

Newspapers published in York, Pennsylvania:

  • The Pennsylvania Herald, and York General Advertiser. W., Jan. 7, 1789-Jan. (?), 1800.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Ethan Allen Weaver, Thomas B. Dick. "The American Eagle": The First English Newspaper Printed in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 23, No. 1 (1899), pp. 69-76
  3. ^ Brigham, Clarence S. (April 1922). "Bibliography of American newspapers, 1690-1820: part 13: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)". Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  4. ^ Steven J. Shaw. Colonial Newspaper Advertising: A Step toward Freedom of the Press. The Business History Review, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Autumn, 1959), pp. 409-420
  5. ^ The First Philadelphia Newspaper and Its Republication by the Colonial Society. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 22, No. 2 (1898), pp. 217-220.
  6. ^ Jeffrey L. Pasley. The Two National "Gazettes": Newspapers and the Embodiment of American Political Parties. Early American Literature, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2000), pp. 51-86
  7. ^ Pasley, 2000

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