"daguerreotype" from 1830?

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Mar 31 02:05:39 UTC 2009

> 1)   Any information about the following, which either is spurious or
> antedates the OED -- and the object itself -- by 9 years?  I had
> thought it simply a mistranscription of 1830 for 1839 or 1840. But
> Harvard holds this journal (Newspaper Film NB 1529), and tells me it
> ceased in 1830.  So the date may be correct.

But probably not. The newspaper may not be the one it is claimed to be.

One needs to check the whole page for internal evidence, particularly
mention of dates (or datable events) in other articles on the page.

-- Doug Wilson

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