1920 NORWICH, CONNECTICUT, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS + Fold Open MAP
NORWICH, CONNECTICUT, CITY DIRECTORY, 1920. General Directory of the Citizens, Classified Business Directory, New Map, Street Directory, City Officers...
Complete, including the folding map which is often lacking.
Published by Price & Lee Co., Norwich, Connecticut, 1920. This is an Original, Vintage Directory.
Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards, 6x9 inches, 558 pages. The map folds open to 19x23 inches.
Contains numerous advertisements of the day, including an advertising section at the front. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges.
This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are some Sutro and related library ink stamps and marks here and there. 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's 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.
FAIR CONDITION: The boards are worn through at the corners, pushed at the spine ends, have some scrapes, and have remnants of a shelving label on the spine. Internally, there are Sutro ink stamps and related marks on the front endpapers (including a withdrawn stamp), the front inner hinge is split and the rear inner hinge is cracking but both remain well bound, there are a couple light stains here and there, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. The map has a 3 inch closed tear starting at its left side and a 2 inch tear starting at a bottom fold; the map is somewhat tender so open carefully, but it is bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid and presentable copy, with its map.
An Original NORWICH, CONNECTICUT, City Directory from 1920. A treasure trove of Connecticut 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.******