Elizabeth Timothy: America's First Woman Editor

  title={Elizabeth Timothy: America's First Woman Editor},
  author={Ira L. Baker},
  journal={Journalism \& Mass Communication Quarterly},
  pages={280 - 285}
  • Ira L. Baker
  • Published 1 June 1977
  • History
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
,Very little is known today about Elizabeth Timothy, America's first woman editor. She was mamed to Lewis Timothy, proteg6 of Benjamin Franklin, editor of the first foreign language newspaper and later librarian of the first public library in the country. He later became editor of the South Carolina Gazette in Charleston and following his accidental death Dac. 29, 1738, Mrs. Timothy succeeded him. As Mott points out,' Mrs. Timothy, in assuming responsibility for her husband's paper, not only… 
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