Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831

Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831



Isaiah Thomas (January 19, 1749 – April 4, 1831) was an American newspaper publisher and author. He performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Worcester, Massachusetts, and reported the first account of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. He was the founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Isaiah Thomas letter

Mss 798528
Identifier: Mss 798528
Date(s): 1798-09-28
Scope and Contents

Letter from Isaiah Thomas of Worcester to Mr. Doolittle of [New Haven] addressed to Isaac Bears. Answers questions regarding discounts on certain books.

Samuel McGregore Burnside letter

Mss 814467
Identifier: Mss 814467
Date(s): 1814-08-17
Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Samuel McGregore Burnside in Worcester to John Wheelock, in which he reminds him of their conversation in regard to the conferring of an A.M degree on Isaiah Thomas. Writer feels that further delay might deprive the college of an advantage which might result from the honor bestowed.

Thomas Isaiah letter

Mss 819408
Identifier: Mss 819408
Date(s): 1819-07-08

In English.