Poor Will's almanack, for the year of our Lord, 1783

Main Author: Andrews, William
Other Authors: Briggs, Isaac
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, in Market Street, between Second and Third-Street 1782, [1782]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:Attributed by Evans to William Andrews, the pseudonym which appeared on the title page of the first three issues. - Drake, M. Almanacs, 10152. - English Short Title Catalog, W29823. - Evans, 17459. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Samuel Stearns, the Massachusetts calculator, states: "I observed at Philadelphia, in 1783, that a number of almanacks were published from one calculation, under fictitious names, as Father Abraham, Poor Will, Poor Richard, &c.; but could not learn who was the author. The sam calculation was also published in the Jersies, under some other name."--The American oracle (New York, 1791), p. 44. - The Anatomy is the only illustration. - The author was Isaac Briggs, than a tutor at Pennsylvania College, who calculated Der Gantz neue verbesserte nord-americanische Calender for 1783, published at Lancaster. All of the Pennsylvania almanacs for this year have the same calculations and astronomical notes on the calendar pages, with additions and some omissions, as the Nord-Americanische Calender, which alone names a real person as its author
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