Hugh Gaine papers

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Hugh Gaine (1726 or 1727-1807) was a prominent American printer, bookseller, and newspaper publisher who maintained a flourishing shop in New York City from 1752 to 1804. From 1752 to 1783 he printed and published the New-York Mercury, later the New-York Gazette, and the Weekly Mercury. The Hugh Gaine papers, dated 1740 to 1806, consist of the indenture of his apprenticeship to Belfast printers Samuel Wilson and James Magee, 1740; the license for his marriage to Cornelia Wallace, 1769; land papers and a letter regarding the sale or lease of property; and receipts and other documents relating to his business, investments and legal affairs.
Gaine, Hugh, 1726 or 7-1807 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1740 - 1806
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 4393
Booksellers and bookselling -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.)
Printers -- New York (State)
Printers -- Northern Ireland -- Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Publishers and publishing -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.)
Real property -- New York (State)
Real property -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.)
articles of apprenticeship
Marriage certificates
receipts (financial records)
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .1 linear feet (1 folder)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19894881
MSS Unit ID: 4393
Archives collections id: archives_collections_4393
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b31da4b0-1e0c-0133-9f2b-58d385a7b928
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