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William Bollan

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1765-09-11
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Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Massachusetts Gazette and Boston News-Letter, 15 August 1765, p. 3; 22 August 1765, p. 1; 5 September 1765, p. 2; 19 and 26 September 1765, p. 1
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston Post-Boy & Advertiser, 19 August 1765, p. 2; 26 August 1765, p. 4; 2 September 1765, p. 4; 9 September 1765, p. 2; 16 September 1765, p. 2; 23 September, p. 4; 30 September 1765, p. 2 & 4;
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston Evening-Post, 26 August 1765, p. 4; 2 September 1765, p. 1; 16 September 1765, p. 3; 23 September 1765, p. 4; 30 September 1765, p. 3
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal, 9 September 1765, p. 3
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 45
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Advertisement text (Massachusetts Gazette; 15, 22, and 29 August; 5 September 1765): "Boston, August 15. 1765. TO BE SOLD by AUCTION, At the Royal Exchange Tavern in Boston, OnWednesday the 11th of September next, The LIBRARY of William Bollan, Esquire, Consisting of a great Number of BOOKS wrote by the best Authors in LAW, DIVINITY, & HISTORY, &c. &c. — A Catalogue of said Books may be seen in Mr. Hatch's Office in the Court-House in Boston, any Time before the Sale, and the said Books may be seen at said Tavern on the Monday and Tuesday next preceding the Time of Sale. The Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock in the Morning. J. Russell, V. Mr.

P.S. If any Gentleman has borrowed any of Mr. Bollan's Books, he is desired to return them to Nathaniel Hatch, Esq;"

After the 15 August issue that date is removed from the top of the advertisement.
Advertisement text (Post-Boy, through 9 September): "TO BE SOLD by AUCTION, At the Royal Exchange Tavern in Boston, OnWednesday the 11th of September next, The LIBRARY of William Bollan, Esquire, Consisting of a great Number of BOOKS wrote by the best Authors in LAW, DIVINITY, & HISTORY, &c. &c. — A Catalogue of said Books may be seen in Mr. Hatch's Office in the Court-House in Boston, any Time before the Sale, and the said Books may be seen at said Tavern on the Monday and Tuesday next preceding the Time of Sale. The Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock in the Morning.
J. Russell, V. Mr.
P.S. If any Gentleman has borrowed any of Mr. Bollan's Books, he is desired to return them to Nathaniel Hatch, Esq;"

The text for 9 September removes "next" from the date-line
Advertisement text (Evening-Post; 26 August and 4 September): "To be Sold by public Vendue, At the Royal Exchange Tavern in Boston, on Wednesday the 11th of September next, The LIBRARY of William Bollan, Esq; Consisting of a great Number of BOOKS wrote by the best Authors in LAW, DIVINITY, & HISTORY, &c. A Catalogue of said Books may be seen in Mr. Hatch's Office in the Court-House in Boston, any Time before the Sale, and the said Books may be seen at said Tavern on the Monday and Tuesday next preceding the Time of Sale. The Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock in the Morning.
J. Russell, V. Mr.
P.S. If any Gentleman has borrowed any of Mr. Bollan's Books, he is desired to return them to Nathaniel Hatch, Esq;"
Advertisement text (Boston Gazette, 9 September 1765): "TO BE SOLD by AUCTION, At the Royal Exchange Tavern in Boston, on Wednesday the 11th of September Inst., The LIBRARY of William Bollan, Esq; Consisting of a great Number of BOOKS wrote by the best Authors in LAW, DIVINITY, & HISTORY, &c. &c. — A Catalogue of said Books may be seen in Mr. Hatch's Office in the Court-House in Boston, any Time before the Sale, and the said Books may be seen at said Tavern on the Monday and Tuesday next preceding the Time of Sale. The Sale to begin at Ten o'Clock in the Morning. J. Russell, V. Mr.

P.S. If any Gentleman has borrowed any of Mr. Bollan's Books, he is desired to return them to Nathaniel Hatch, Esq;"
Advertisement text (Evening-Post, 16, 23, and 30 September): "The Sale of the Library of WILLIAM BOLLAN, Esq; is postponed to Wednesday the 2d Day of October next, at ten o'Clock in the Morning; at which Time it will certainly begin at the Royal Exchange Tavern in King-street, Boston. The Library consists of a great Number of Books, wrote by the best Authors in Law, Divinity, History, &c. A Catalogue of said Books may be seen in Mr. Hatch's Office in the Court-House, Boston; and the Books may be seen at said Tavern on the Monday and Tuesday preceding the Sale.
J. Russell, V. Mr."
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~1710
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1782
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