Boston Magazine

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Title

Boston Magazine

Publisher

Freeman

Date

October, 1785

Coverage

Boston

Subject

Volume 1, number 24,

Description

The first magazine of any consequence to be published in Boston in forty years. Boston Magazine began with a promise of original material in October 1783, but never overcame lukewarm public interest and the mismanagement of the disparate group of prominent Bostonians that comprised its editorial board. The first year and a half are notable for John Norman’s illustrations of prominent patriots, early balloon aviation, and poetry by former slave Phillis Wheatley.