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Title The Sierra Leone gazette.
Accompanying uniform title Container of (work): African herald (Freetown, Sierra Leone)
Publisher Freetown [Sierra Leone] : [Governor and Council of Sierra Leone], 1808-1810.
Manufacturer Freetown [Sierra Leone] : Printed by J. Wise, printer to the Governor and Council, 1808-1810.


LOCATION SHELVED AT LOAN TYPE STATUS
 Rare Books 7th Floor  sq DT 516 S55  NOT FOR LOAN  ASK at the Reading Room

Descript 1 volume ; 33 cm.
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Frequency Irregular.
Pub Date 1808: nos. 1-11 and 16-20 (nos. 12-15 were never published) ; for 1809 only changed name to The African herald (11 nos, with 2 different issues given no. 10) ; 1810: nos.1-2. Publication then ceased.
Note T. Perronet Thompson, governor of Sierra Leone from 1808-1810, temporarily changed the name of the newspaper to The African herald and the name of Freetown to Georgetown. He is also believed to be behind the satirical, unpublished version of no. 10 of The African herald, dated 11th November 1809.
Place of publication of The African herald given as Georgetown.
Copy and Version Identification Note Many issues labelled in 19th century hand on top right-hand corner of first page: Secretary's Office.
Pencil annotation on first page of unpublished version of The African herald, no. 10, dated 11th November 1809: This was never published and appears to be a 'squib'. Believed to have been written by historian Christopher Fyffe.
Binding Information 20th century binding in blue bookcloth over boards.
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Subject Freetown (Sierra Leone) -- Newspapers.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Sources.
Rare books and special collections.
Alt author Thompson, T. Perronet (Thomas Perronet), 1783-1869.
Wise, James, printer.
Accompanying uniform title Container of (work): African herald (Freetown, Sierra Leone)
Descript 1 volume ; 33 cm.
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Frequency Irregular.
Pub Date 1808: nos. 1-11 and 16-20 (nos. 12-15 were never published) ; for 1809 only changed name to The African herald (11 nos, with 2 different issues given no. 10) ; 1810: nos.1-2. Publication then ceased.
Note T. Perronet Thompson, governor of Sierra Leone from 1808-1810, temporarily changed the name of the newspaper to The African herald and the name of Freetown to Georgetown. He is also believed to be behind the satirical, unpublished version of no. 10 of The African herald, dated 11th November 1809.
Place of publication of The African herald given as Georgetown.
Copy and Version Identification Note Many issues labelled in 19th century hand on top right-hand corner of first page: Secretary's Office.
Pencil annotation on first page of unpublished version of The African herald, no. 10, dated 11th November 1809: This was never published and appears to be a 'squib'. Believed to have been written by historian Christopher Fyffe.
Binding Information 20th century binding in blue bookcloth over boards.
Subject Freetown (Sierra Leone) -- Newspapers.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Sources.
Rare books and special collections.
Alt author Thompson, T. Perronet (Thomas Perronet), 1783-1869.
Wise, James, printer.
Accompanying uniform title Container of (work): African herald (Freetown, Sierra Leone)
LOCATION SHELVED AT LOAN TYPE STATUS
 Rare Books 7th Floor  sq DT 516 S55  NOT FOR LOAN  ASK at the Reading Room

Subject Freetown (Sierra Leone) -- Newspapers.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Sources.
Rare books and special collections.
Descript 1 volume ; 33 cm.
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Frequency Irregular.
Pub Date 1808: nos. 1-11 and 16-20 (nos. 12-15 were never published) ; for 1809 only changed name to The African herald (11 nos, with 2 different issues given no. 10) ; 1810: nos.1-2. Publication then ceased.
Note T. Perronet Thompson, governor of Sierra Leone from 1808-1810, temporarily changed the name of the newspaper to The African herald and the name of Freetown to Georgetown. He is also believed to be behind the satirical, unpublished version of no. 10 of The African herald, dated 11th November 1809.
Place of publication of The African herald given as Georgetown.
Copy and Version Identification Note Many issues labelled in 19th century hand on top right-hand corner of first page: Secretary's Office.
Pencil annotation on first page of unpublished version of The African herald, no. 10, dated 11th November 1809: This was never published and appears to be a 'squib'. Believed to have been written by historian Christopher Fyffe.
Binding Information 20th century binding in blue bookcloth over boards.
Alt author Thompson, T. Perronet (Thomas Perronet), 1783-1869.
Wise, James, printer.

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