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Craig, Maria (1822–1905), Post Office official, was born in Dublin and was the wife, and almost certainly by 1853 the widow, of Robert Craig, a classical tutor, with whom she had at least two sons and two daughters. Her significance lies in her recruitment in 1853 as one of the first female employees of the private telegraph service and the ...

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Goddard, Mary Katherine (1738–1816), printer and postmaster, was born on 16 June 1738 in either Groton or New London, Connecticut, the eldest surviving child of Giles Goddard (c.1703–1757), a physician, and Sarah Goddard [née Updike] (c. 1700–1770), printer and newspaper publisher...