Bradford, Cornelia Smith (d. 1755)

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Bradford, Cornelia Smith (d. 1755)

American printer and editor. Born Cornelia Smith in New York, NY; died 1755 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; m. Andrew Bradford (c. 1686–1742), probably 1740.

After death of husband, took over his printing business and store, becoming one of 1st women printers in America; served as sole editor and printer of the American Weekly Mercury (1744–46); engaged in bookbinding and other printing, including almanacs, until at least 1751.