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Robert Aitken (1734-1802)

 
 
Robert Aitken (1734-1802) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. Robert Aitken (1734-1802) Marker
Inscription. An influential revolutionary-era printer, he operated a shop on this block. In 1782, Aitken printed the nationís first complete English Bible. It received endorsement from Congress, and was the only new Bible available to colonists due to printing restrictions and import embargoes. He also published the Journals of Congress, its official proceedings, and The Pennsylvania Magazine which introduced the writings of Thomas Paine to America.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.979′ N, 75° 8.555′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. London Coffee House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tamanend (within shouting distance of this marker); Philip Syng, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Resting Place of Seven Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Robert Aitken (1734-1802) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. Robert Aitken (1734-1802) Marker
(about 500 feet away); James Wilson (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Christ Church (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Christ Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Big Red Pedal Tours. com image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
3. Big Red Pedal Tours. com
Photo taken across the street from the Robert Aitkin Marker. All participants must pedal to make the cart move.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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