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The Analectic Magazine (1813–1820) was published in Philadelphia by Moses Thomas, and later, by James Maxwell. Maxwell became ill in 1820 and publication ceased; the National Archives hold letters between President Thomas Jefferson and James Maxwell detailing Jefferson's subscription to Analectic Magazine.

The magazine was described as, "Comprising original reviews, biography, analytical abstracts of new publications, translations from French journals, and selections from the most esteemed British reviews."

A survey of topics includes:

An Essay on the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Mr. de Malesherbes; addressed to my children: by the Count de Boissy d'Anglas, peer of France, member of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, and grand officer of the Royal order of the legion of honour, 2 vols. octavo. Paris and London. (1820).

Rand's System of Penmanship, with Instructions, &c. Philadelphia, published by the author. (1819).

Notes on the Missouri River, and some of the Native Tribes in its Neighborhood.-By a Military Gentleman attached to the Yellowstone Expedition in 1819. (1820).

Sismondi on Prejudices: Prejudices of Memory. Translated from the French. (1820).

Some issues contained reprinted articles from the British press, and there were extensive book reviews. Washington Irving served as editor 1813-1814. "The first lithograph ever made in America is in this magazine for July 1819. It represents a woodland scene — a flowing stream and a single house upon the bank. It was made by Bass Otis."

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Analectic Magazine Wikipedia


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