Glover, Jose

Glover, Jose

(glŭv`ər), d. 1638, English nonconformist minister, generally considered the father of printing in the English colonies of North America. He visited New England c.1634 and on his return to England solicited support for what became Harvard College. He also bought a printing press and equipment and contracted for the services of Stephen DayeDaye, Stephen,
c.1594–1668, British settler in North America, considered by many to be the first printer in the English American colonies. He came to Massachusetts Bay with his family in 1638 under contract to the Rev. Jose Glover, who brought along a printing press.
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 and his household (including Matthew DayeDaye, Matthew
, c.1620–1649, British printer in Massachusetts Bay colony; son of Stephen Daye. His name first appears on the almanac for 1647, but it would seem probable that he was employed at the Cambridge Press from its beginning and that the early works produced there
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). Glover died on the voyage to America. His wife came into control of the printing equipment, and Stephen and Matthew Daye worked for her.
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