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The Port-Roseway Gazetteer and The Shelburne Advertiser

This newspaper began in 1784, as a sort of literary magazine featuring essays, poetry, stories and letters reprinted from English and American periodicals, with occasional local content. The publisher was the nephew of James Robertson Sr., who published The Royal American Gazette. When Robertson Sr. moved to Charlottetown about 1785, taking his printing press with him, the Gazetteer and Advertiser ceased publication.

Issues from 1785







The Port-Roseway Gazetteer and The Shelburne Advertiser

Printed by J. Robertson, junior, T. and J. Swords, at the Printing-Office in King-Street, Shelburne.

Issue: 12 May 1785 Volume 1 Number 28


The Port-Roseway Gazetteer and The Shelburne Advertiser

Printed by J. Robertson, junior, T. and J. Swords, at the Printing-Office in King-Street, Shelburne.

Issue: 19 May 1785 Volume 1 Number 29


The Port-Roseway Gazetteer and The Shelburne Advertiser

Printed by J. Robertson, junior, T. and J. Swords, at the Printing-Office in King-Street, Shelburne.

Issue: 26 May 1785 Volume 1 Number 30


The Port-Roseway Gazetteer and The Shelburne Advertiser

Printed by J. Robertson, junior, T. and J. Swords, at the Printing-Office in King-Street, Shelburne.

Issue: 9 June 1785 Volume 1 Number 32


The Port-Roseway Gazetteer and The Shelburne Advertiser

Printed by J. Robertson, junior, T. and J. Swords, at the Printing-Office in King-Street, Shelburne.

Issue: 21 July 1785 Volume 1 Number 38


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