1899 Original SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS
SOMERVILLE CITY DIRECTORY FOR 1899. The Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments. Published by W.A. Greenough & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 1899. This is the Original, Vintage, Somerville, Massachusetts, City Directory published in 1899. Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 849 pages. The title page mentions a Map, but either a map was never bound into this edition or the map is lacking. To be clear, there is No Map, otherwise complete. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including on the covers and page edges. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are Sutro Library ink stamps and associated library marks and stamps here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books collected by Adolph Sutro and donated to the City of San Francisco. The collection was pretty much neglected by the City until, in 2012 the City gave the collection to the library of San Francisco State University. Before and after the move to SFSU, quite a few volumes from the Sutro genealogical library were, sadly, deaccessioned, so that the collection would fit it into its new space. In its new home the Sutro Library is still considered to have the best genealogical collection west of Salt Lake City, and is now much better cared for, it is just not as large as it was. Once these wonderful deaccessioned Sutro genealogy books find new homes they will likely not be seen again for some time. Only FAIR CONDITION: The covers are worn through at the corner tips and edges, are soiled and rubbed, sunned at the margins, and the printing has mostly faded at the spine. The binding is shaky, the inner hinge has split at the front and at a number of places throughout but is still holding with the sewn binding; there are Sutro Library stamps and marks, as noted above; there is some soiling, edge wear and small spots here and there; otherwise bright, and clean. A Vintage, Original SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, City Directory from 1899. A treasure trove of Massachusetts genealogy. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large collection of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Adolph Sutro's heirs donated his collection to the California State Library in 1913 with the requirement that the collection stay within the city of San Francisco. After operating in various locations in the city for almost 100 years, the Sutro Library moved to a permanent home at San Francisco State University in 2012.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is thick and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.