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The New-England almanack, or Lady's and gentleman's diary, for the year of our Lord Christ 1783 : being the third after bissextile, or leap-year, and the seventh of American independence, which commenced July 4, 1776.: New-England almanack for the year of our Lord Christ 1783.

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Date Issued:
1783
Summary:
From the creation of the world, by the account of holy Scriptures, 5745 years; but according to the best profane history, 5732... Containing, besides the usual astronomical calculations, and whatever else is useful or necessary in an almanack, a variety of matter, instructive and entertaining.
Title: The New-England almanack, or Lady's and gentleman's diary, for the year of our Lord Christ 1783 : being the third after bissextile, or leap-year, and the seventh of American independence, which commenced July 4, 1776.: New-England almanack for the year of our Lord Christ 1783.
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Name(s): Bickerstaff, Isaac Esq. Philom
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Almanac
Date Created: 1783
Date Issued: 1783
Publisher: Printed and sold, wholesale and retail, by John Carter, at the Post-Office, at Shakespear's Head, near the State-House.
Place of Publication: Providence, RI
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 24 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Language(s): English
Summary: From the creation of the world, by the account of holy Scriptures, 5745 years; but according to the best profane history, 5732... Containing, besides the usual astronomical calculations, and whatever else is useful or necessary in an almanack, a variety of matter, instructive and entertaining.
Identifier: fauwa1783000001 (IID)
Note: Printed and sold, wholesale and retail, by John Carter, at the Post-Office, at Shakespear's Head, near the State-House. (Great allowance made to those who purchase quantities.), [1782]. Cataloger's notes: "Isaac Bickerstaff" is a common pseudonym in almanacs. Erroneously attributed by Evans to Benjamin West. The actual calculator appears to be Nathan Daboll. The similarities in the eclipse predictions and the astronomical and horological notes on the calendar pages between the present issue and The New England almanack and gentleman's and lady's diary for 1782 (New London), calculated by Daboll under the pseudonym of Edmund Freebetter, indicate a common authorship. Most of the calculations vary to a degree reflecting the difference in the meridian between New London and Providence. West and Carter, the publisher, severed relations with the 1781 issue. West's almanac was published thereafter at Providence by Bennett Wheeler as the North American calendar, while Carter continued the New England almanack over the Bickerstaff pseudonym, with which West is often identified. Cf. Chapin, H.M. "Check list of Rhode Island almanacs, 1643-1850." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, n.s. v. 25 (1915): 24-26.
Physical Location: Florida Atlantic University Libraries' Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection, Pamphlets: Almanacs B2F8
Subject(s): Almanacs -- Rhode Island -- 1783
United States -- Rhode Island -- Providence
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/fauwa1783000001
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Host Institution: FAU

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