A Woman to Know: Mary Katherine Goddard
|Julia Carpenter||Oct 27, 2015|
[She was] an expert and correct compositor of types. - William Goddard, on his sister Mary Katherine's extreme competence in all things
Mary Katherine Goddard knew how to multitask.
She managed all postal service coming in and out of colonial Baltimore, published two newspapers and ran a bookstore-slash-printing shop. She was so well-known for her no-nonsense competence that the first official Congress asked her to print the first official copy of the first official Declaration of Independence. And she was so high on American spirit that she did it for free.
You go, Mary Katherine.
Colonial Postmaster and Pioneer (Smithsonian Magazine)
Women in the U.S. Postal System (Postal Museum)
Patriot printer, publisher and postmistress (History Channel)
Mary Katherine Goddard (National Women's History Museum)
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