Green, Samuel,1615–1702, early American printer. He established himself at Cambridge, Mass., in 1649, using a press owned by Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard. Green succeeded 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.
..... Click the link for more information. , who established the first printing plant in the colonies. The press that was sent to the colony in 1654 by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England was given to Green. He used it to produce his most famous imprints, John Eliot's Indian tracts and the Indian Bible. His imprints number nearly 300, among them editions of the Bay Psalm Book and The Book of the General Lawes and Libertyes. Green continued in business until 1692, and was succeeded by his son Bartholomew GreenGreen, Bartholomew,
1666–1732, early American printer, b. Cambridge, Mass.; the son of Samuel Green. He inherited his father's press in Cambridge in 1692 and moved it to Boston.
..... Click the link for more information. (1666–1732), printer and publisher of the Boston News-Letter (1704–7 and 1711–32).
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Green, Samuel(1615–c. 1701) printer; born in England. Emigrating to Massachusetts around 1633, he was a bookseller in Boston and in 1649 became manager of the Cambridge press. The only colonial printer active at the time, Green is known to have been responsible for about 275 imprints, including Indian-language Bibles, several editions of the Bay Psalm Book, and official works printed for the colony.
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