The first advice column appeared in the premiere issue of the women’s magazine The Ladies’s Mercury, on June 27, 1693 as published by John Dunton, a London bookseller. The entire magazine comprised of a double-sided sheet of paper devoted to the advice column offering expert replies to readers questions on related matters to love, marriage, and sex.
June 27, 1693
- The Ladies’ Mercury – Wikipedia
It printed an advice column starting 27 February 1693. The Ladies Mercury was a weekly publication promising to respond to “all the most nice and curious questions concerning love, marriage, behaviour, dress and humour of the female sex, whether virgins, wives, or widows.”
- The Athenian Mercury – Wikipedia
The Athenian Mercury, or The Athenian Gazette, or The Question Project, or The Casuistical Mercury, was a periodical written by The Athenian Society and published in … A spin-off of The Athenian Mercury, The Ladies’ Mercury was also published by The … Scholars credit Dunton with initiating the advice column format.
- Nichols Newspapers Collection | Notable Documents – Gale
The Athenian Mercury was a twice-weekly periodical published by The Athenian Society, believed to have introduced the advice column format. … The Female Tatler began in July 1709, but in August (from issue 19) the publication split into …
- The Athenian Oracle (1820) – The Public Domain Review
Its Editor-in-Chief John Dunton had come upon the idea of having an advice column in the magazine, giving the … Some of the questions were written by women, resulting in a spin-off called The Ladies’ Mercury which was published for four …
- Dear Athenian Mercury: Questions And Answers From The …
Mar 28, 2011 – I’m an advice column junkie. … should not apologize for reorganizing his mother-in-law’s Ladies of the American Revolution tampon collection.