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Looking for my ancestor the printer in Providence, R.I.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  I am trying to determine if there might be business records for my ancestor John Locklin of England in the 19th century.  He was a newspaper printer in Providence, R.I. in the 19th century.


Answer:  At NEHGS we have a volume in our collection with the title - Printers and Printing in Providence 1762-1907 (Providence: Prividence Typographical Union, n.d.) [Call # RI/PRO/23 (old classification)].  This book has biographies and work histories of printers in the appendix.  Included is one for your ancestor - JOHN J. LOCKLIN, born Lancashire, England, Feb. 8, 1854; learned printing at Journal Job office, beginning in 1869; initiated into Providence Union July 13, 1872; worked on Evening Press and in Journal office; now employed at latter office.  If you would like a photocopy of this page please send a request online at:

Posted by Ellie Spinney at 08/12/2011 01:14:15 PM | 

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