- Gaine, Hugh, 1726 or 1727-1807
- Call number
- MssCol 4393
- Physical description
- .1 linear feet (1 folder)
- Preferred Citation
Hugh Gaine papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
- The entirety of this collection has been digitized and is available online.
Hugh Gaine (1726 or 1727-1807) was a prominent American printer, bookseller, and newspaper publisher who maintained a flourishing shop in New York City from 1752 to 1804. From 1752 to 1783 he printed and published the New-York Mercury, later the New-York Gazette, and the Weekly Mercury. The Hugh Gaine papers, dated 1740 to 1806, consist of the indenture of his apprenticeship to Belfast printers Samuel Wilson and James Magee, 1740; the license for his marriage to Cornelia Wallace, 1769; land papers and a letter regarding the sale or lease of property; and receipts and other documents relating to his business, investments and legal affairs.
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source of acquisition
Various gifts and purchases, 1918-1967
Compiled by Kit Messick, 2013
Revised 2015, Susan P. Waide
- Booksellers and bookselling -- New York (State) -- New York
- Printers -- New York (State) -- New York
- Printers -- Northern Ireland -- Belfast
- Publishers and publishing -- New York (State) -- New York
- Real property -- New York (State)
- Real property -- New York (State) -- New York
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328