1922 NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS
NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, CITY DIRECTORY, 1922. A General Directory of the Citizens, Street Guide, Classified Business Directory, Street Directory, New Map, and Officers of the City Government, Churches, Societies, Etc.
The title page says that the volume has a map, but either the map is lacking or it was never actually bound into this edition. To be clear, there is NO map present in this volume.
Published by Price & Lee Co., New Britain, Connecticut, 1922. This is an Original, Vintage Directory.
Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 868 pages.
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.
This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are Sutro and related library ink stamps, labels and marks 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 paper covered boards are worn through at the corners and spine ends, soiled, have a dime size stain, and the pine is sunned / darkened. Internally, there are Sutro and related library labels and marks as noted above, there is a bit of tape repair to the first page, the front and rear hinges are split but holding; overall the inner pages are tight, bright, clean and clear.
A Complete and Original NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, City Directory from 1922. 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.******