McCarthy, Molly
December 2012
History Magazine;Dec2012/Jan2013, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p39
The article provides a history of publisher Robert Aitken's book "General American Register and... Complete Annual Account Book and Calendar for the Pocket or Desk for 1773," described by the author as a combination of an almanac and daily planner. The article details how the design of the book, which provided owners with blank pages to record transactions and scheduled meetings, differed from almanacs and diaries of the day. Aitken's career as a publisher and the emergence of daily planners as a form of book publication are discussed.


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