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Oglethorpe in Savannah... Converting Jews... Health in Boston...
Item # 589782 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1736
* Nice 18th century British magazine
* He converted many Jews
* Oglethorpe at Savannah, Georgia
* Bad health conditions in Boston
A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.
Among the articles noted in the table of contents are:
"...On the Bill Against Spirituous Liquors" "The Deplorable State of our Sugar Colonies" "A Remarkable Censure on the Present Translation of the Old Testament by Hugh Broughton, a Man so well Skill'd in the Hebrew that he Converted many Jews" & more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the articles is headed: "Extract of a Letter from Georgia" which includes:
"Mr. Orglethorpe pass'd the bar of Tybee & came to anchor...he went to Savannah Town where he order'd a new church to be built..." with more (see photos)
Also in this section is one headed: "Extract of a Letter from a Physician at Boston, in New England" which tells of the diseases there (see photos).
Complete in 56 pages with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, with even browning, otherwise in good condition.
This is from just the sixth year of this magazine's existence & before any maps or plates were included.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's