Wells Print Shop

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Material Information

Title:
Wells Print Shop
Series Title:
Large Block and Lot Photographs, St. Augustine
Uniform Title:
Wells Print Shop
Physical Description:
Unknown
Donor:
Archival ( donor )
Publisher:
St. Augustine Restoration, Inc.
Physical Location:
Box: 3-3
Folder: B8 L19 Wells Print Shop

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Saint Augustine (Fla.)
27 Cuna Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Print Shop (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 27 Cuna Street
Coordinates:
29.895799 x -81.312748

Notes

General Note:
Description of Wells Print Shop

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
B8-L19
System ID:
USACH00093:00013


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WELLS PRINT SHOP



This building represents the kind of small shop operated by

William Wells, a printer and publisher of Charleston, South Carolina, who moved his business here during the American Revolution in 1782. The actual location of his shop is unknown. He and his brother John did commercial printing, published two complete books (including binding, etc.,), and for a little over a year edited the first newspaper in this area, the EAST FLORIDA GAZETTE. After the return of St. Augustine to Spanish control, Wells moved his press and business to the Bahamas and published the first newspaper there.

The press in this building was made in our shops, and is an exact replica of the kind used by Wells. The desk and bookbinder's press are early 19th century antiques.