Boston Magazine (1783–86)

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Frontispiece from Boston Magazine, August 1784: "Peace Crowned by Victory"

Boston Magazine (1783–1786) was produced in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1780s. It originated from the efforts of "a society for compiling a magazine in the town of Boston;" the society consisted of John Eliot, James Freeman, George R. Minot, Aaron Dexter, John Clarke, John Bradford, Benjamin Lincoln, Christopher Gore, and others.[1] Publishers included John Norman, James White, Edmund Freeman, and Joseph Greenleaf.[2] "An interesting feature of The Boston Magazine was the printing of a Geographical Gazetteer of Massachusetts, which came out as a serial number at the end of certain issues. ... In this supplement an account of twenty-one towns in Suffolk County is given."[1] "The magazine ceased publication with Volume IV for October 1786."[2]


  1. ^ a b Samuel A. Green (May 1904), "Boston Magazine", Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 38, p. 326+ 
  2. ^ a b Charles Evans (1903), American Bibliography, Chicago, p. 203 

Further reading[edit]

  • E.W. Pitcher (1980), "Fiction in the Boston Magazine (1783-1786): A Checklist with Notes on Sources", William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series, 37 

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