1927 BELLINGHAM CITY & WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON, DIRECTORY Every RESIDENT and BUSINESS
BELLINGHAM and WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON, DIRECTORY 1927. Containing an Alphabetical List of Business Firms and Private Citizens (and) a List of All Business Firms, Personal Taxpayers and Individuals on Rural Deliveries of Whatcom County Arranged Alphabetically, and A Complete Business Directory of Whatcom County.
Published by R. L. Polk & Co., Seattle, Washington, 1927. This is the Original, Vintage Directory.
Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, 6x9 inches, 661 pages.
Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and stamped on the page edges.
This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and 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'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 covers have wear to the corner tips and spine ends, have some soiling, rubs and a couple spots, but are bright, solid, and doing their job well. Internally, there are Sutro Library and related labels and marks as noted above, there are lots of small red lines and marks by many names, the last page and a few others have some edge chipping, otherwise the pages are just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and clear.
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.******
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