1810.041: Prospectus for Freemasons' Magazine and Miscellaneous Library.
Full Title: Prospectus of a new periodical work. It is proposed (in case sufficient encouragement offers to justify the undertaking) to commence the publication of a new work in Richmond, Virginia, on the first of January, 1811, under the title of the Freemasons' magazine, and miscellaneous library. By an association.
Author: Lyford, William Gilman (1784-1852).
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: William G. Lyford
Description: [4 pgs.; 21 cm. (8vo).
Text concludes on pg. 3: "It is further requested, that the proposals may be returned to the post-office in Richmond as soon as the month of November next ... addressed to W. G. Lyford, the publisher. ... Richmond, September 1st, A.L. 5810--A.D. 1810." The New-Hampshire-born Lyford sold his Staunton press in May 1810 to printer Isaac Collett of Winchester and moved to Richmond; he issued this prospectus while he was employed as a journeyman printer there; this periodical never started publication and in early 1811 Lyford moved on to Norfolk to become proprietor of the Steamboat Hotel Reading Room there.
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