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Carey's Franklin almanac, for the year 1811. [electronic resource] : ... Containing ... time of high-water at Savannah ... / Calculated by Joshua Sharp [i.e. Abraham Shoemaker]
Bib ID 3728912
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
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Description [Philadelphia] : Printed for Mathew Carey., [1810] 
[48] p. : ill. ; 18 cm. 
Series

Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 50987.

Notes

Another issue (Shaw & Shoemaker 50986, Drake 10888) has Shoemaker's name on the title page and his calculations for Philadelphia, directly from the typesetting used in Bailey's Rittenhouse almanac. Comparison of these almanacs with those of Joshua Sharp published elsewhere in Philadelphia and in New Jersey for 1811 show a distinctly different set of notes and calculations.

Pages [34-41] contain a register of the state of Georgia.

The present issue of Carey's almanac was clearly intended for sale in Georgia, and the substitution of Sharp's name for Shoemaker's appears to be an intended deception. Almanacs calculated by Sharp were published in Georgia for 1809-1811, and Carey evidently proposed to compete with them by appropriating the familiar calculator's name.

The real calculator of this almanac, as of those in the series for previous years, was Abraham Shoemaker. Signatures [A]-B, containing the calendar pages and eclipse predictions, are revised offprints from Bailey's Rittenhouse almanac for 1811, by Shoemaker (Philadelphia : Lydia R. Bailey). They include all of his astronomical notes, but most of the calculations have been corrected from the meridian of Philadelphia to that of Savannah. Savannah is named in the high-water column and in the eclipse predictions, as well as on the title page.

Title vignette (portrait). The Anatomy is the only other illustration.

Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.

Cited In

Drake, M. Almanacs, 10887

Shaw & Shoemaker 50987

Reproduction Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 50987). 
Subjects Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Portraits.  |  Georgia -- Registers.
Form/genre Almanacs
Place United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Other authors/contributors Sharp, Joshua  |  Shoemaker, Abraham

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