Furber, Thomas (Portsmouth, NH)

Thomas Furber

Printer and plain binder


New Hampshire ( 1764) 1.

  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.

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