Smart Aleck (1730?)

Sam Clements sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Tue Dec 2 00:08:50 UTC 1997

So, was the note added in modern times?  It obviously wasn't in the original
1735 letter, given the reference to 1738.

>    From the NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN'S LETTERS ABD DIARIES database (available
at the NYPL, NYU, and here at Columbia):
> 1. Franks, Abigail Bilhah Levy. "Letter from Abigail Bilhah Levy Franks to
Naphtali Franks, December 12, 1735" [ Note]
> 28 There were three weekly newspapers in London in 1735. The Country
Journal: or The Craftsman which began publication in 1727, reported foreign
and domestic news, as well as carrying advertisements. The Grub-Street
Journal, a "literary paper run by a number of smart alecks" was first issued
in 1730 and was discontinued in 1737 and rerun in 1738. The third was the
Weekly Miscellany, first issued in December, 1732. It included accounts of
religion, learning, and foreign and domestic news.It was a leisurely paper
written by those accustomed to deal
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Results Bibliography
> Franks, Abigail Bilhah Levy, 1696-1756, Letter from Abigail Bilhah Levy
Franks to Naphtali Franks, December 12, 1735, in The Lee Max Friedman
Collection of American Jewish Colonial Correspondence: Letters of the Franks
Family, 1733-1748. Hershkowitz, Leo and Meyer, Isidore S.. Waltham, MA:
American Jewish Historical Society, 1968, pp. 171. [Bibliographic Details]
[Biography] [12-12-1735] S2057-D011 Franks:L2057-11

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