About Clementina Rind (Elder)
Clementina Rind, Printer
Clementina Rind (1740-1774), printer & newspaper editor, wife of William Rind, public printer in Maryland & Virginia, is said to have been a native of Maryland. She may have been the daughter of William Elder (1707-1775) & his wife Jacoba Clementina Livers (1717-1807) of Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Among the artifacts in the exhibition Virginians at Work is the deed of mortgage (right) to Clementina Rind's deceased husband's printing business in Williamsburg. The document offers a glimpse into an important but often overlooked aspect of colonial history and early literary endeavors, the role of female printers.