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Early New London Imprints Collection

Identifier: RB-004

Scope and Contents

New London, Connecticut was one of the major publishing centers in colonial America. Printing in New London dates to before 1710 when Timothy Green migrated from Boston to open a business in the city. For the next century he and his descendents would dominate printing in New London and Connecticut, serving as the official printer of Yale University and of the colonial government in Hartford. With the rise of New Haven, printing gradually declined in New London and it no longer held importance as a printing center by the early 19th century. Connecticut College has 304 volumes and 252 titles of early new London imprints, including the earliest surviving book from the colony, the Saybrook Confession. This represents approximately a quarter of all of the surviving New London imprints from the 18th century. A complete list may be found in the Connecticut College library catalog.


  • Creation: 1710-1800



304 Volumes

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Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States