1923 CHESTER & VICINITY Pennsylvania CITY DIRECTORY including Boroughs of Eddystone and Upland w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS
CHESTER CITY DIRECTORY including the Boroughs of Eddystone and Upland, also the Town of Media, 1923-1924. A Directory of every resident of CHESTER and VICINITY, PENNSYLVANIA, in 1923. Published by R. L. Polk & Company / John Spencer Inc, 1923. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1923. Rebound in Library Hardcovers, complete original volume bound within including advertising pages, 5.5x9 inches, 786 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving number on the spine, a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro Library ink stamps and some associated library marks, stamps and labels here and there throughout. The Sutro Library was (and to a large part still is) a treasure trove of genealogical books originally 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 at SFSU 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. CONDITION: The covers are recent library bindings and are very sturdy, the endpapers are new. The complete original 1923 work is bound within. Internally, there are ex Sutro library markings and labels as noted above, otherwise the inner pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and clear. A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1923 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES
of CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA. 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 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.