Wells, William (Charleston, SC)

Robert Wells

Bookbinder

Charleston

South Carolina  1.

  1. (1753) " William Wells ...was..the child of Robert and Mary Wells, both
    natives of Scotland, who settled in Carolina in 1753. His father who had been
    originally a merchant and afterwords carried on the business of a bookseller
    and bookbinder and printer of a newspaper, with considerable success, appears
    to have  been possessed of more than common talent..."  Louis Susannah Wells,
    the Journal of a Voyage from Charlestown, S.C. to London. vol, 2.pg. 84.

  2. (1764 . Leander Bishop, History of American Manufacturers, vol. I. 1868.
    pg. 193.

  3. Bookseller.  Advertisement South Carolina Gazette, May 23 1771

  4. Robert ..."whose conduct as the printer of a newspaper had become extremely
    offensive to the people of Carolina from his constantly maintaining the cause
    of Royalty, found it prudent to leave that Country and to return to Great
    Britain." Louis Susannah Wells, the Journal of a Voyage from Charlestown, S.C.
    to London. vol, 2. pg. 99.

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