"The Barbados Mercury and Bridgetown Gazette, 1848"

1848 contains issues from 21 January-22 September. Printed Tuesdays and Fridays, occasionally Thursdays or Saturdays (“Mail Edition of the Barbados Mercury, sent to Europe and the Colonies by the departure of the steams which leave Barbados each fortnight, forwarded by R. M. C. Steamer”). Issue of 21 April (Good Friday) was printed on 20 April instead. Issue 24 August, a Friday, should be 25 August instead and issue 4 September, a Tuesday, should be 5 September instead (they have incorrect dates), and these dates have been kept in the description to reflect the newspaper. 74 issues. Missing: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18 Jan; 26 Sep-29 Dec. Issues measure 19.5’ x 14’ 3/8.