Robert Aitken (1734-1802)

Robert Aitken (1734-1802) (HM1KKD)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.979', W 75° 8.555'

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An influential revolutionary-era printer, he operated a shop on this block. In 1782, Aitken printed the nation's 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.
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HM NumberHM1KKD
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487820 N 4422178
Decimal Degrees39.94965000, -75.14258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.979', W 75° 8.555'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 58.74" N, 75° 8' 33.3" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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