Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax Gazette - Canada's First Newspaper


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The library collection at Nova Scotia Archives contains a number of works on printing and publishing in Canada.

Among those of interest are:

Kenneth Donovan,"`May Learning Flourish': The Beginning of a Cultural Awakening in Cape Breton During the 1840's", in Kenneth Donovan, ed., The Island: New Perspectives on Cape Breton History. Fredericton and Sydney: Acadiensis Press and the Uhniversity College of Cape Breton Press, 1990. p. 89-112; 269-74. [NSARM Library F5248 C237 I82]

McMurtrie, Douglas C. The first printing in Nova Scotia. Chicago : Eyncourt Press, 1930. 15p. [Reprinted from the Printing Review of Canada, July 1929.] [NSARM Library VF 168 No. 20]

Stewart, J. J. "Early journalism in Nova Scotia." In Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society. Volume 6, p. 91 - 122. [NSARM Library F90 N85]

Thomas, Isaiah. The history of printing in America : with a biography of printers with the author's corrections and additions and A catalogue of American publications previous to the Revolution of 1776. New York : B. Franklin, [1967]. 2 v [NSARM Library Z206 T45]

Tremaine, Marie. A bibliography of Canadian Imprints, 1751-1800. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1972. 705p. [NSARM Library ZB T72]

Whitelaw, Marjory. First impressions: early printing in Nova Scotia. Halifax : Nova Scotia Museum, 1987. 48p. [NSARM Library VF 321 No. 8]

Websites of interest

Library and Archives Canada:
The Founding of Halifax and the Halifax Gazette, 1749-1753

Nova Scotia Department of Justice. Registry of Regulations History of the Royal Gazette