Fry, Richard (Boston, MA)
Stationer, Bookseller, Paper-maker, & Rag-merchant
at Mr. Tho. Fleet's Printer at The Heart and Crown in Cornhill*
Mass. 1. 1732
The Grolier Club, Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, pg. 95
Originally from London. "appears to have been one of the earliest blank
book manufacturers in that city"(of Boston) "He assured the merchants in a
card that he would sell them all sorts of account-books, done after the most
acute [sic] manner, 20 per cent cheaper than they were accustomed to have them
from London". John Luther Ringwalt, "American Encyclopedia of Printing,
Philadelphia,1871 pg 431. J. Leander Bishop in his History of Am.
Manufacturer, pg 197 attributes this quote to a May 1732 ad. in Thomas Fleet's
First paper mill in New England. J. Leander Bishop, History of American
Manufacturer, pg. 197.