John Gill (printer)
John Gill (1732-1785) was a printer in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 18th century. With Benjamin Edes he issued the Boston Gazette newspaper. He later published the Continental Journal, 1776-1785.
Edes & Gill printed the Boston Gazette from 1755 until 1775. During the British occupation, 1775-1776, "Gill remained in Boston during the siege; he did no business." "After the evacuation of Boston, his connection with Edes ended. They divided their stock, and settled their concerns. While Edes continued the publication of the Gazette, Gill issued another paper, entitled The Continental Journal. Having published this paper several years, he sold the right of it, in 1785, with his printing materials, to James D. Griffith."
- WorldCat. Gill, John 1732-1785
- Jill Lepore. "Back Issues: The day the newspaper died." New Yorker, Jan. 26, 2009
- Isaiah Thomas. The history of printing in America: with a biography of printers, and an account of newspapers : to which is prefixed a concise view of the discovery and progress of the art in other parts of the world : in two volumes, Volume 1. Isaiah Thomas, jun., 1874; p.139+
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