Furber, Thomas (Portsmouth, NH)
Printer and plain binder
New Hampshire ( 1764) 1.
- Born in Portsmouth and served his apprenticeship with Daniel Fowle. Opened
up a print shop 1764. "Furber had been taught plain binding, and undertook to
connect it with printing, Although he was not very skillful, either as a
printer or as a binder, he began the world under favorable circumstances; and,
had he been attentive to his affairs, he might have been successful ...and
like too many others, gave himself up to the enjoyment of a companion when he
should have been attending to his business." Isiah Thomas pg. 333
2, In 1764 a James Furber began publishing the Portsmouth Mercury, New
Hampshire's second paper. "The News Paper Record "by William Turner
Coggeshall, 1856, pg 153.