LONDON GAZETTE OFFICE, No. 45, ST. MARTIN'S LANE. The office of the London Gazette-the only official organ of the Government-for notices, promotions, appointments, declarations of bankruptcy and insolvency, &c. The Gazette is published every Tuesday and Friday, and was first established at Oxford in 1665, when the Court was in that city, during the Great Plague of London in that year. It was at first called the Oxford Gazette, but on the return of the Court to town was called the London Gazette. The first number of the London Gazette was No. 24 of the Oxford Gazette.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850