Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1638.
Location. 42° 22.393′ N, 71° 7.132′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunster Street and Massachusetts Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Dunster Street. Marker is mounted on the wall of the Cambridge Savings Bank in Harvard Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cambridge (here, next to this marker); Simon and Anne Bradstreet (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Near this spot… (within shouting distance of this marker); Wadsworth House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wadsworth House (within shouting distance of this marker); John "Muggsie" Kelly (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Samuel Danforth (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Regarding Stephen Daye. He is best known as printer of the first book in what would later be called the United States. Measuring 4.1 by 6.8 inches, it is popularly called the Bay Psalm Book (1640). Only 11 copies survive from an original press run of 1,700. In November 2013, Boston’s Old South Church sold one of its two copies at Sotheby’s for a record $14.2 million.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rowley Burial Ground
Also see . . .
1. Stephen Daye. Wikipedia entry: (Submitted on July 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. John of London (ship). Wikipedia entry:
The John of London was a ship, possibly built during the 1620s by Robert Trenckmore in his shipyards at Shoreham-By-Sea in West Sussex, England. The ship was captained by George Lamberton during its 1638 voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Boston, Massachusetts. This voyage brought Ezekiel Rogers and a number of families that went on to settle Rowley, Massachusetts. The voyage was also notable for bringing (Submitted on March 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Additional keywords. printing press
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2014, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2014, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 3. submitted on July 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.