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  • 1837 ERIE, PA LEDGER BOOK of JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, E.D. GUNNISON 1837 ERIE, PA LEDGER BOOK of JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, E.D. GUNNISON

    HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNTS LEDGER BOOK of JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, and E. D. GUNNISON, all Notable Citizens of ERIE PENNSYLVANIA. The names of Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker are on the inside front cover, the names of all three are found at the top of many pages. The ledger accounts are all of individuals and/or entities from ERIE, and are mostly from 1837 and 1838. The ledger appears to be an accounting of the LIQUIDATION of a GENERAL STORE OWNED BY E. D. GUNNISON (another notable citizen of Erie, Pennsylvania) now under RECEIVERSHIP of Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker. Many pages are titled: "Joseph M. Sterrett & John H. Walker assignees of Gunnison & Sage".…

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    HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNTS LEDGER BOOK of JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, and E. D. GUNNISON, all Notable Citizens of ERIE PENNSYLVANIA. The names of Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker are on the inside front cover, the names of all three are found at the top of many pages. The ledger accounts are all of individuals and/or entities from ERIE, and are mostly from 1837 and 1838. The ledger appears to be an accounting of the LIQUIDATION of a GENERAL STORE OWNED BY E. D. GUNNISON (another notable citizen of Erie, Pennsylvania) now under RECEIVERSHIP of Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker. Many pages are titled: "Joseph M. Sterrett & John H. Walker assignees of Gunnison & Sage". (******In 1835, Joseph M. Gunnison formed a co-partnership with Charles T. Sage, his son-in-law, under the Firm name of "Gunnison & Sage". The financial revulsion of 1836 caught them, and the Firm went down, stripping him of most of his accumulations. From the book "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Hugh Gunnison of Boston, Mass: From 1610-1876. One Hundred and Twenty Seven Families...", compiled by George W. Gunnison, published by George A. Foxcroft, 1880******) The ACCOUNTS are all VERY DETAILED. They include FULL NAMES of MANY ERIE RESIDENTS along with the items purchased on account. The title of most of the ledger pages is "Erie" along with a month and year. Approximately 130 pages are filled with handwritten entries, probably another 200 pages are blank. The first three pages seem to be a listing of accounts paid out by the Receivership, including "County Taxes", Rent to various individuals, notes paid, etc. Includes names of persons and/or entities paid, amounts, dates. This is followed by 101 pages filled with individual accounts, with Full Names of the account holder(s), description of item(s) purchased, and amounts owed or have paid. This was perhaps for collection purposes. This is followed by another three pages of accounts paid, again including names and/or entities paid, amounts, and dates. There are then several pages that appear to be amounts paid to Joseph M. Sterrett and John H. Walker by E.D. Gunnison and Sage, for work performed as Assignees. The payments were most likely from proceeds of the liquidation. The Ledger book then seems to have been left dormant until it was re-used in 1870-1871 as an accounts day book by G.W. GUNNISON, Erie, Pennsylvania, apparently for various and sundry sales to various and sundry residents of Erie. There are 20 numbered pages to this section. On the last page, the page facing the inside rear cover, there is a list of 37 full names of people who died (presumably in Erie, PA) in 1871. Included are the date of death and the age of the person who died. On the rear pastedown there is a list of some events in the Erie area that took place in 1871. CONDITION: The covers are scraped, rubbed, and generally worn, the leather spine covering has peeled for the bottom 4", nonetheless the covers are holding well with their 4 cord binding; the front pastedown has offsetting, is toned and has dime-size glue droplets (perhaps something was glued on to the pastedown that was removed); the first 4 pages are split at their binding and almost disbound; the first page has a newspaper clipping and an "Erie Rolling Mill Co." publicity card glued on to it, covering many of the names and information on the page; a couple sections are almost disbound, some are shaky, there are some smudges and soiling here and there, but overall the pages (other than the first 3) are tight, bright and clean, with writing that is clear and fully legible. With a little searching you can find much about JOSEPH M. STERRETT, JOHN H. WALKER, and E.D. GUNNISON, all of ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, on the Internet.

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  • 1842 KENTUCKY LAND DEED Edmund SCANTLAND (aka SCANLAND), Joseph ROBERTS, and Related FRANKLIN COUNTY, Kentucky 1842 KENTUCKY LAND DEED Edmund SCANTLAND (aka SCANLAND), Joseph ROBERTS, and Related FRANKLIN COUNTY, Kentucky

    1842 LAND TRANSFER DEED from Edmund SCANTLAND (aka SCANLAND) and his wife Ann SCANTLAND to Joseph ROBERTS. Attorney was L. LINDSEY. Land was located in FRANKLIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. The land transfer deed was HANDWRITTEN by ATTORNEY L. LINDSEY of the notable Lindsey family of Frankfort, Kentucky. Single fold 8x12.25 inch sheet to make FOUR PAGES, three of which are filled with writing. There is also a smaller single page attached to the back of the document. FAIR condition. The document was folded for storage and has several horizontal and a single vertical fold; there is some foxing, light water staining, creases from handling, and some closed tears at the folds; nonetheless still a solid deed with writing that is bright…

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    1842 LAND TRANSFER DEED from Edmund SCANTLAND (aka SCANLAND) and his wife Ann SCANTLAND to Joseph ROBERTS. Attorney was L. LINDSEY. Land was located in FRANKLIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. The land transfer deed was HANDWRITTEN by ATTORNEY L. LINDSEY of the notable Lindsey family of Frankfort, Kentucky. Single fold 8x12.25 inch sheet to make FOUR PAGES, three of which are filled with writing. There is also a smaller single page attached to the back of the document. FAIR condition. The document was folded for storage and has several horizontal and a single vertical fold; there is some foxing, light water staining, creases from handling, and some closed tears at the folds; nonetheless still a solid deed with writing that is bright and fully legible. An interesting historic document from Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky.

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  • 1845 TWO HANDWRITTEN LETTERS To THOMAS W. LANGLEY, First Settler in CENTREVILLE, MICHIGAN 1845 TWO HANDWRITTEN LETTERS To THOMAS W. LANGLEY, First Settler in CENTREVILLE, MICHIGAN

    Two Handwritten Letters, one written on both sides, one written on the front only. Both letters are addressed to Thos W. Langley (Thomas W. Langley). The letters are from Detroit and dated May 6, 1845 and July 25, 1845. I cannot decipher the name of the sender from his signature, perhaps you can. Interesting content with a number of early Michigan names being tossed about: Colonel Stone, Doctor Comstock, Redfield, to name a few. The letters are written on 8x10 inch light blue paper. FAIR condition, folds from where the letters were probably folded to fit into envelopes (no envelopes are present), areas of dark sunburning, a few small holes. The handwriting is clear but somewhat difficult to read. You…

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    Two Handwritten Letters, one written on both sides, one written on the front only. Both letters are addressed to Thos W. Langley (Thomas W. Langley). The letters are from Detroit and dated May 6, 1845 and July 25, 1845. I cannot decipher the name of the sender from his signature, perhaps you can. Interesting content with a number of early Michigan names being tossed about: Colonel Stone, Doctor Comstock, Redfield, to name a few. The letters are written on 8x10 inch light blue paper. FAIR condition, folds from where the letters were probably folded to fit into envelopes (no envelopes are present), areas of dark sunburning, a few small holes. The handwriting is clear but somewhat difficult to read. You can have at it from the provided images. Tidbits about Thomas W. Langley (gathered from the Internet): * The 282 foot long Langley Covered Bridge that spans the St. Joseph River in southwestern Michigan, was named after Thomas W. Langley and his family, who were first to settle nearby Centreville in 1831. The bridge features three 94 foot long spans, and is the longest remaining vintage covered bridge in Michigan. * 1831 Thomas W. Langley builds a tavern in Centreville. * Thomas W. Langley became President of Farmers and Merchants Bank of St. Joseph.

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  • 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850 by Thomas N. Lindsey, et al 1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AUTOGRAPH BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES + Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. SIGNERS of the KENTUCKY CONSTITUTION OF 1850
    Thomas N. Lindsey, et al

    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the…

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    1849 KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION SIGNATURE BOOK with SIGNATURES of 95 COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES, plus Sergeant at Arms, Reporters, etc. The Constitutional Convention signatory Sign In notebook was owned by THOMAS N. LINDSEY, member of the notable LINDSEY FAMILY of FRANKFORT KENTUCKY. Thomas N. Lindsey was the Representative of Franklin County, Kentucky. His signature is on the backside of the first page. The Signature Book is 3x5 inches and filled with blank paper. Lacking the front cover, however the spine covering and rear cover are present, as are all the inner pages. It appears likely that Thomas N. Lindsey was responsible for getting the signatures of the attending Representatives and others at the Kentucky Constitutional Convention of 1849 (that led to the adoption of the Constitution of 1850). He signed his name clearly on the verso of the first page, and I believe also on the back cover though that signature is very difficult to see. Though the notebook pages were blank, Lindsey wrote 3 numbers on a page up to number 100, leaving space by each number where Representatives signed in and identified themselves by county. 94 Representatives signed in and most wrote the county they represented below their signature, some also wrote the city they were from. The spaces beside numbers 95-100 are blank. However, Thomas N. Lindsey, the representative from Franklin County, signed at the front as noted above, meaning that this notebook contains a total of 95 signatures of the Constitutional Convention Representatives. Many of the signatures are accompanied with handwritten salutations: "Your friend" "Yours respectfully" etc. In addition to the 95 Representatives, there are signatures of the Sergeant at Arms, Clerk, Door Keeper, Deputy, 5 Reporters, and the Minister of the Gospel. I have been able to fully identify all but 5 of the 95 Representatives through a combination of their signatures and the counties they identified themselves with. There is not, unfortunately, enough room here to list them all, but I have all the identified Representatives names along with counties represented, so if you are interested just email me. In addition to the signatures of 95 Representatives, this Sign-in / Signatory Book contains the signature of the Clerk (Secretary of the Convention), Sergeant at Arms, Door Keeper, five reporters, and that of the Minister of the Gospel. The second to last page, following a number of blank pages, has the names and addresses of several Lindsey family members, perhaps put there by Thomas N. Lindsey so that this book could be passed down from one family member to another as an important historic keepsake? GOOD CONDITION. Front cover missing, as noted above, some creasing and edge chipping to the first page, the rear inner hinge is split but holding well, otherwise the pages are solid, well bound, and all the signatures and writing is bright and clear. The 1850 Kentucky Constitution was extremely PRO SLAVERY. You can read about the 1850 Kentucky Constitution and the 1849 Kentucky Constitutional Convention on many sites on the Internet.

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  • 1855 CANADA Detailed Description & Statistics PARIS EXPO Winning Essays 1st Edition by J. Sheridan Hogan 1855 CANADA Detailed Description & Statistics PARIS EXPO Winning Essays 1st Edition
    J. Sheridan Hogan

    LE CANADA. ESSAI - Auquel le Premier Prix a été Adjugé par le Comité Canadien de l'Exposition de Paris, par J. Sheridan Hogan. (CANADA. AN ESSAY - One that was Awarded the First Place Prize by the Canadian Committee for the Paris Exposition, by J. Sheridan Hogan.) Published by John Lovell, MONTREAL, Canada, 1855. First Edition. Wrappers / Printed Paper Covers, 5.5" x 8", 106 pages. Essay consisting of a detailed description of Canada, including statistical tables, selected from other entries submitted to the Bureau de l'Exposition de Paris. FAIR condition, covers are mostly chipped away at the spine, are toned, water-stained, edge-chipped and worn (please see photos); internally the first and last few pages have toning, some creasing, and…

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    LE CANADA. ESSAI - Auquel le Premier Prix a été Adjugé par le Comité Canadien de l'Exposition de Paris, par J. Sheridan Hogan. (CANADA. AN ESSAY - One that was Awarded the First Place Prize by the Canadian Committee for the Paris Exposition, by J. Sheridan Hogan.) Published by John Lovell, MONTREAL, Canada, 1855. First Edition. Wrappers / Printed Paper Covers, 5.5" x 8", 106 pages. Essay consisting of a detailed description of Canada, including statistical tables, selected from other entries submitted to the Bureau de l'Exposition de Paris. FAIR condition, covers are mostly chipped away at the spine, are toned, water-stained, edge-chipped and worn (please see photos); internally the first and last few pages have toning, some creasing, and a bit of spotting, otherwise the inner pages are just lightly used and remain tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    A complete, presentable copy, in its original wrappers.

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  • 1858 Original BUFFALO, NEW YORK, CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS + Cool Ads 1858 Original BUFFALO, NEW YORK, CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS + Cool Ads

    The Commercial Advertiser DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY OF BUFFALO, to which is added a BUSINESS DIRECTORY, and Advertisements of Merchants and Manufacturers. A directory of every resident and business in BUFFALO, NEW YORK, in 1858. Published by E. R. Jewett, Buffalo, New York, 1858. Original hardcovers, paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 325 pages plus 12 unnumbered pages of ads at the front. This copy was deaccessioned from the Massachusetts Historical Society. There is a vintage bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown that has the handwritten date of May 3, 1870, and its blindstamp on the title page There are also a couple other stamps and marks here and there. The bookplate has a blue overstamp that…

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    The Commercial Advertiser DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY OF BUFFALO, to which is added a BUSINESS DIRECTORY, and Advertisements of Merchants and Manufacturers. A directory of every resident and business in BUFFALO, NEW YORK, in 1858. Published by E. R. Jewett, Buffalo, New York, 1858. Original hardcovers, paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 325 pages plus 12 unnumbered pages of ads at the front. This copy was deaccessioned from the Massachusetts Historical Society. There is a vintage bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown that has the handwritten date of May 3, 1870, and its blindstamp on the title page There are also a couple other stamps and marks here and there. The bookplate has a blue overstamp that reads: Cancelled / Massachusetts Historical Society. These directories were produced as advertising vehicles, so there are ads throughout, many are very interesting and some with cool illustrations. FAIR CONDITION: The spine covering is missing 4 inches at the top and 1/4 inch at the bottom and is rubbed, the front and rear hinges are starting to split but holding well, the front and rear boards are worn through at the corners and edges, are rubbed and soiled, and the printing on the rear cover is faded and worn. Internally, there is a Massachusetts Historical Society bookplate, and some other stamps and marks, as noted above; there are some names and addresses written in pencil on both sides of a blank prelim page, and a name, address, and some notes written on both sides of a blank endpaper; a corner is torn off a blank endpaper; there is some foxing here and there throughout; overall the pages are still tight, bright, clean and clear. A complete, original copy of this 1858 Buffalo, New York, City Directory. A treasure trove of Buffalo genealogy.

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  • 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER by Henry Ward Beecher 1862 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPER "THE INDEPENDENT" BATTLE REPORTS Edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER
    Henry Ward Beecher

    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the…

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    THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK, Volume XIV, Number 730, November 27, 1862. Newspaper, 18"x24", 8 pages (2 large single fold sheets). The years 1861 to February 1863 are the papers most important years, as those were both CIVIL WAR YEARS and the only 2 years that the paper was edited by HENRY WARD BEECHER. The paper was strongly ANTI-SLAVERY and as such was strongly PRO-UNION during the CIVIL WAR. This particular issue transcribes a LONG SERMON by Henry Ward Beecher (brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe), and has many articles regarding various Civil War battles. FAIR condition, there is toning at the folds, staining to the corners, holes at some of the places where the folds intersect, some closed tears along the folds, and signs of general handling; nonetheless the paper is complete, fairly solid, and the printing is clear and fully legible. The paper will be sent folded, as was its normal state. About THE INDEPENDENT, NEW YORK (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******The Independent was a weekly newspaper

    published in New York City between 1848 and 1928. It was founded in order to promote Congregationalism and was also an important voice in support of abolitionism and women's suffrage. From its founding in 1848 until 1861 The Independent was edited by a team of three prominent Congregational ministers: Joseph Parrish Thompson, Richard Salter Storrs, and Leonard Bacon. It was published and financed by a group of New York businessmen led by Henry C. Bowen of the silk wholesaling firm Bowen & McNamee. The editorial policy was strongly antislavery, which hurt the magazine's circulation initially, but it improved through the 1850s to reach 35,000 by the beginning of the American Civil War. In 1861 HENRY WARD BEECHER, who had been a regular contributor to the magazine, became its editor. His assistant editor, Theodore Tilton, succeeded Beecher as editor in February 1863.******

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  • 1863 WORCESTER, MASS., CITY DIRECTORY with fold open MAP and LISTS of ALL CIVIL WAR VOLUNTEERS 1863 WORCESTER, MASS., CITY DIRECTORY with fold open MAP and LISTS of ALL CIVIL WAR VOLUNTEERS

    The WORCESTER ALMANAC, DIRECTORY and BUSINESS ADVERTISER for 1863. Including a Complete Alphabetical List of THE WORCESTER VOLUNTEERS. By Henry J. Howland. Includes a fold open MAP of Worcester. Printed and Published by Henry J. Howland, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1863. An Original, Vintage, City Directory of Worcester, Massachusetts, from the Civil War year of 1863. Hardcovers, rebound in recent library covers, 4.5x7.5 inches, 129 pages. Contains ads of the day at the front and rear. Includes its folding map, bound in at the Almanac section. The map folds open to 9x11 inches, a small but nice and rare map. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Rebound in black cloth covered boards by Sutro,…

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    The WORCESTER ALMANAC, DIRECTORY and BUSINESS ADVERTISER for 1863. Including a Complete Alphabetical List of THE WORCESTER VOLUNTEERS. By Henry J. Howland. Includes a fold open MAP of Worcester. Printed and Published by Henry J. Howland, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1863. An Original, Vintage, City Directory of Worcester, Massachusetts, from the Civil War year of 1863. Hardcovers, rebound in recent library covers, 4.5x7.5 inches, 129 pages. Contains ads of the day at the front and rear. Includes its folding map, bound in at the Almanac section. The map folds open to 9x11 inches, a small but nice and rare map. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Rebound in black cloth covered boards by Sutro, there are Sutro shelving numbers etched on the spine, a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown,and Sutro and related library stamps and marks here and there. 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 recent, library covers are near fine. Internally, there are ex Sutro and related library stamps and marks as noted above, the pages are lightly toned, otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear. The fold open map has some small spots and light toning but is solid, clear and opens well. RARE CIVIL WAR ERA 1863 DIRECTORY, ALMANAC and VOLUNTEER LIST of WORCESTER, Massachusetts. With a City Map. 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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  • 1865 NEW HAVEN DIRECTORY w/ Fold Open MAP & Association to the LINDSAY FIRE ARMS COMPANY 1865 NEW HAVEN DIRECTORY w/ Fold Open MAP & Association to the LINDSAY FIRE ARMS COMPANY

    BENHAM'S NEW HAVEN DIRECTORY and ANNUAL ADVERTISER for 1865-6. A directory of every resident in NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, in 1865. Includes a Fold Open MAP. Published by J. H. Benham, New Haven, Connecticut, 1865. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1865. Previously owned by the LINDSAY FIRE ARMS COMPANY of New Haven, Connecticut, with the Company's name and address handwritten on the front cover, front pastedown, title page, and on a number of other pages throughout. The Lindsay Fire Arms Co. was incorporated in New Haven in 1864 for the purpose of making firearms. The Lindsay Fire Arms Co. is listed in this Directory in the Business Directory section under Fire Arms. Hardcovers, original printed paper covered boards…

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    BENHAM'S NEW HAVEN DIRECTORY and ANNUAL ADVERTISER for 1865-6. A directory of every resident in NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, in 1865. Includes a Fold Open MAP. Published by J. H. Benham, New Haven, Connecticut, 1865. This is the Original, Vintage Directory published in 1865. Previously owned by the LINDSAY FIRE ARMS COMPANY of New Haven, Connecticut, with the Company's name and address handwritten on the front cover, front pastedown, title page, and on a number of other pages throughout. The Lindsay Fire Arms Co. was incorporated in New Haven in 1864 for the purpose of making firearms. The Lindsay Fire Arms Co. is listed in this Directory in the Business Directory section under Fire Arms. Hardcovers, original printed paper covered boards and new cloth covered spine with paper title label, 4.5x7.5 inches, 524 pages. The map folds open to 13x13 inches. Contains advertising pages at the front and rear. There is a vintage bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown that has the handwritten date of MAY 19, 1871. It also has a later Cancelled stamp across its face. CONDITION: The spine has been neatly rebacked with brown cloth, the original front and rear boards are rubbed and scraped, and are worn through at the edges and corners; the front and rear inner hinges have split but have been repaired / reinforced with white cloth tape; there is the bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown, as noted above, and there is the blind stamp of the Society on the title page and here and there; there is the Lindsay Fire Arms Company name and address handwritten on the front cover, front pastedown, title page, and elsewhere, as noted above; some of the inner hinges have cracked but are holding with the sewn binding; the last leaf has some edge wear and clear tape repairs, and the rear pastedown has scrapes and peeling; otherwise the pages are complete, bright, clean and clear. The fold open map has a 1 1/2 inch closed tear at its left edge and some small closed tears at a couple of the folds but is overall quite nice, solid and bright. Rare ASSOCIATION COPY with FOLD OPEN MAP of this 1865 NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT DIRECTORY.

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  • 1872 PROVIDENCE CITY DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS with RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1872 PROVIDENCE CITY DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS with RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS DIRECTORY

    THE PROVIDENCE DIRECTORY for the Year Commencing July 1, 1872: Containing a General Directory of the City, a Record of the City Government, its Institutions, Etc.; Together with a COMPLETE BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND REGISTER of the ENTIRE STATE (of RHODE ISLAND). Both together in this one volume. A directory of every resident in the CITY of PROVIDENCE, and BUSINESSES in the STATE of RHODE ISLAND. Published by Sampson, Davenport, & Company, Providence, R.I., 1872. This is the Original, Vintage Directory. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards, spine is repaired / reinforced with black cloth tape, the spine covering was detached but has been re-glued on, 6x9.5

    inches, 576 pages plus unnumbered pages of ads at the front and rear. Contains…

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    THE PROVIDENCE DIRECTORY for the Year Commencing July 1, 1872: Containing a General Directory of the City, a Record of the City Government, its Institutions, Etc.; Together with a COMPLETE BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND REGISTER of the ENTIRE STATE (of RHODE ISLAND). Both together in this one volume. A directory of every resident in the CITY of PROVIDENCE, and BUSINESSES in the STATE of RHODE ISLAND. Published by Sampson, Davenport, & Company, Providence, R.I., 1872. This is the Original, Vintage Directory. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards, spine is repaired / reinforced with black cloth tape, the spine covering was detached but has been re-glued on, 6x9.5

    inches, 576 pages plus unnumbered pages of ads at the front and rear. Contains numerous advertisements of the day, including a large section of ads at the rear, many of which are illustrated and/or decorated with fancy fonts. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers. FAIR CONDITION: The spine folds have been repaired / reinforced with black cloth tape, the front inner hinge has been repaired / reinforced with white tape; the original spine covering has been glued onto the spine; the spine covering has chips and tears but is mostly present, the paper covered boards are soiled, rubbed, have stains, are worn through at the corners and edges, and are looking weary; the name / address of "Butler and Fleetwood / 106 Washington Street, Boston, Mass" is written in ink across the front cover and in pencil at the top of the first page of ads (it is faded and difficult to read on the front cover but is clear on the first page of ads); the endpapers are soiled but clear; there are some creases, small tears, edge chips, and small spots here and there, but overall the inner pages are tight, bright, clean, and unmarked. A complete, original 1872 DIRECTORY of PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND and BUSINESS DIRECTORY of the State of RHODE ISLAND. A genealogical treasure trove. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book 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.

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  • 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP 1872-1972 HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY - ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOS + MAP

    HOPKINS, MISSOURI, CENTENNIAL 1872-1972. Published by the Centennial Publication Committee, Hopkins, Missouri, 1972. Presumed first edition. Hardcovers, 8.5x11 inches, 120 pages. Fold open two page map at the front. Illustrated throughout with historic b&w photographs, including many photos of early Hopkins settlers and families. GOOD condition, the covers have some wear at the spine ends and corner tips and a few light smudges; internally there are a few names highlighted in yellow here and there throughout, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, nice copy.

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  • 1873 KENTUCKY STATE CLAIMS FOR TAX REFUNDS to & from JOHN B. LINDSEY, Attorney for the State of Kentucky 1873 KENTUCKY STATE CLAIMS FOR TAX REFUNDS to & from JOHN B. LINDSEY, Attorney for the State of Kentucky

    Thirteen Handwritten Letters To and From the United States Internal Revenue Service. Written by and to JOHN B. LINDSEY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY who was the Kentucky State Attorney General at the time. The letters BY John B. Lindsey are written to various individuals at the I.R.S.; and the letters TO John B. Lindsey are letters written in response. The letters TO Lindsey are mostly on official I.R.S. letterhead. The letters are all handwritten. They vary in length from one to several pages. Some have attached documents. The letters are dated 1872 to 1873, with most being in the year 1873. The letters are regarding CLAIMS for TAX REFUNDS by the STATE OF KENTUCKY. The State claims that taxes were improperly…

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    Thirteen Handwritten Letters To and From the United States Internal Revenue Service. Written by and to JOHN B. LINDSEY of FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY who was the Kentucky State Attorney General at the time. The letters BY John B. Lindsey are written to various individuals at the I.R.S.; and the letters TO John B. Lindsey are letters written in response. The letters TO Lindsey are mostly on official I.R.S. letterhead. The letters are all handwritten. They vary in length from one to several pages. Some have attached documents. The letters are dated 1872 to 1873, with most being in the year 1873. The letters are regarding CLAIMS for TAX REFUNDS by the STATE OF KENTUCKY. The State claims that taxes were improperly assessed and therefore should be refunded. An insiders look at Kentucky's fight against what it felt was improper taxation by the United States in the post Civil War period. One letter has an image of and information about the 1873 LOUISVILLE INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION on its back side (the front side being a handwritten letter on official FITCH & LINDSEY letterhead). GOOD condition, the writing is all bright and clear, some age toning and signs of handling, the letters are all double folded together, and appear to have been stored fully folded. They will be shipped folded, as is their natural state.

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  • 1879 NORTH WESTERN ONTARIO : BOUNDARIES, RESOURCES & COMMUNICATIONS w/ LARGE MAP 1879 NORTH WESTERN ONTARIO : BOUNDARIES, RESOURCES & COMMUNICATIONS w/ LARGE MAP

    NORTH WESTERN ONTARIO: Its BOUNDARIES, RESOURCES and COMMUNICATIONS. A report prepared for the Government of Ontario, including geographical description, economic development information and aboriginal treaties. There is a Large Color Linen Backed Fold Open MAP bound to the rear cover. Map measures 28x36 inches (70x94 cm). Published by Hunter, Rose & Co., Toronto, 1879. Hardcovers (rear cover and its attached map are disbound), gilt design and titling on front cover and spine, 6x9.5 inches (15x24 cm), 64 pages plus tipped in errata slip and folding map at rear. Deaccessioned from the PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY [OTTAWA, CANADA], with Parliamentary Library written on the title page and front cover (though barely legible on the front cover), and with an ink stamp on the…

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    NORTH WESTERN ONTARIO: Its BOUNDARIES, RESOURCES and COMMUNICATIONS. A report prepared for the Government of Ontario, including geographical description, economic development information and aboriginal treaties. There is a Large Color Linen Backed Fold Open MAP bound to the rear cover. Map measures 28x36 inches (70x94 cm). Published by Hunter, Rose & Co., Toronto, 1879. Hardcovers (rear cover and its attached map are disbound), gilt design and titling on front cover and spine, 6x9.5 inches (15x24 cm), 64 pages plus tipped in errata slip and folding map at rear. Deaccessioned from the PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY [OTTAWA, CANADA], with Parliamentary Library written on the title page and front cover (though barely legible on the front cover), and with an ink stamp on the table of contents page and a few other pages that reads LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY / ONTARIO. "Duplicate" is written in pencil on the title page and the table of contents page. FAIR condition: The rear cover along with its folding map is detached, as noted above; the binding is shaky; the spine and spine folds are peeling, chipped and worn, with pieces of the covering missing at both spine ends. Internally, there is a bookplate and a partial word that is otherwise covered by the bookplate on the front pastedown, otherwise the inner pages are bright, clean and clear. The large map is solid, with some toning and light wear. A very nice map. This 1879 First Edition is SCARCE with its MAP.

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  • 1890 WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM & READING, Massachusetts CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS by Dean Dudley 1890 WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM & READING, Massachusetts CITY DIRECTORY with EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS
    Dean Dudley

    DIRECTORY and REGISTER of WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM and READING, for 1890-91, with Business and Advertising Directories. By Dean Dudley. Printed and Published by Dudley Publishing Company, Publishers. Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1890. An Original City Directory of every Resident and Business in Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers. Contains 43 pages of really cool ads of the day. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving label on the spine, Sutro and related library stamps and marks on the endpapers, title…

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    DIRECTORY and REGISTER of WAKEFIELD, STONEHAM and READING, for 1890-91, with Business and Advertising Directories. By Dean Dudley. Printed and Published by Dudley Publishing Company, Publishers. Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1890. An Original City Directory of every Resident and Business in Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers. Contains 43 pages of really cool ads of the day. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There is a Sutro shelving label on the spine, Sutro and related library stamps and marks on the endpapers, title page, and 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'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 spine cloth is covered with clear tape, the front and rear boards are rubbed, scraped, and worn through at the edges, nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges have split but have been repaired / reinforced with white cloth tape (the Sutro library was known for trying to keep their volumes original and complete), there are ex Sutro and related library stamps and marks as noted above;

    the last two pages, pages 311 and 312, are lacking but have been replaced with copy machine facsimiles to keep this volume complete; otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear. An Original 1890-91 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES of Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading, Massachusetts. 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 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.

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  • 1894 WORCESTER HOUSE CITY DIRECTORY & FAMILY ADDRESS BOOK with PROPERTY RECORDS and REAL ESTATE PRICES 1894 WORCESTER HOUSE CITY DIRECTORY & FAMILY ADDRESS BOOK with PROPERTY RECORDS and REAL ESTATE PRICES

    THE WORCESTER HOUSE DIRECTORY and ADDRESS BOOK. Contents: ADDRESS BOOK: A directory of the occupants of each residence and place of business in Worcester. BUSINESS INDEX: A business directory of selected names of prominent business houses of Worcester. CLUB DEPARTMENT: A directory of the prominent Clubs of Worcester, giving names of officers and membership roll. REAL ESTATE RECORD: A complete transcript of the City Assessors' books relating to real estate, showing name of owner, size of lot, and valuation of every estate in Worcester. Published by the Drew Allis Company, Worcester (Massachusetts), 1894. This is the original, vintage directory. Hardcovers, blue cloth covered spine and boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages, including interesting ads of the day at the rear. This…

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    THE WORCESTER HOUSE DIRECTORY and ADDRESS BOOK. Contents: ADDRESS BOOK: A directory of the occupants of each residence and place of business in Worcester. BUSINESS INDEX: A business directory of selected names of prominent business houses of Worcester. CLUB DEPARTMENT: A directory of the prominent Clubs of Worcester, giving names of officers and membership roll. REAL ESTATE RECORD: A complete transcript of the City Assessors' books relating to real estate, showing name of owner, size of lot, and valuation of every estate in Worcester. Published by the Drew Allis Company, Worcester (Massachusetts), 1894. This is the original, vintage directory. Hardcovers, blue cloth covered spine and boards, 6x9 inches, 312 pages, including interesting ads of the day at the rear. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, with a Sutro Library bookplate tipped into the front enpapers, and some related library labels and marks here and there. 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'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 are rubbed, scraped, and worn through at the edges and corners; the spine gilt lettering has substantially faded but is still legible upon close examination; nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job. Internally, the rear inner hinge has split but is holding; there are some creases, edge chips, and small spots here and there, otherwise the pages remain bright, clean, and clear. A Complete, Original 1894 HOUSE DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and VALUATION of PROPERTIES of WORCESTER. 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 very 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.

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  • 1895 PORTLAND, OREGON, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT'S NAME, ADDRESS & TRADE 1895 PORTLAND, OREGON, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT'S NAME, ADDRESS & TRADE

    PORTLAND CITY DIRECTORY FOR 1895. Embracing a Complete Alphabetical and Classified Directory, Miscellaneous Information, and Street Guide. Published by R. L. Polk & Co., PORTLAND, OREGON, 1895. This is the Original, Vintage, Portland, Oregon, City Directory published in 1895. Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, spine printed in gilt, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 888 pages. 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 is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro and related Library ink stamps and marks here and there throughout. The Sutro…

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    PORTLAND CITY DIRECTORY FOR 1895. Embracing a Complete Alphabetical and Classified Directory, Miscellaneous Information, and Street Guide. Published by R. L. Polk & Co., PORTLAND, OREGON, 1895. This is the Original, Vintage, Portland, Oregon, City Directory published in 1895. Original hardcovers, printed cloth covered boards and spine, spine printed in gilt, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 888 pages. 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 is a Sutro Library bookplate on the front pastedown, and Sutro and related Library ink stamps 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 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 FRONT COVER is DISBOUND but present, the rear cover is holding on with the three cord bindings, the printed spine covering is mostly chipped off, nonetheless these are the original 1895 printed boards which are certainly suitable for rebinding with a new spine backing. Internally, there are Sutro and related Library labels and marks, as noted above; the front inner hinge is completely split, the rear hinge is also split but is holding; the pages are toned; the book was over opened at a few places but always remains well bound; there are some creases and areas of edge wear here and there. A Complete and Original PORTLAND, OREGON, City Directory from 1895. A treasure trove of Oregon genealogy. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1895), 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.

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  • 1899 Original SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT & BUSINESS 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…

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    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.

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  • 1902 TAUNTON, Massachusetts, CITY DIRECTORY w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS Genealogy 1902 TAUNTON, Massachusetts, CITY DIRECTORY w/ EVERY RESIDENT & BUSINESS Genealogy

    THE TAUNTON DIRECTORY 1902. Published by Sampson, Murdock, & Co., Taunton, Massachusetts, 1902. An Original Directory of every Resident and Business in Taunton, Massachusetts. Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 498 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. There is a large section of ads at the rear, pages 450 to 498. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are some Sutro and related library stamps and marks on the endpapers, and 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…

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    THE TAUNTON DIRECTORY 1902. Published by Sampson, Murdock, & Co., Taunton, Massachusetts, 1902. An Original Directory of every Resident and Business in Taunton, Massachusetts. Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, 498 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. There is a large section of ads at the rear, pages 450 to 498. This volume was part of the amazing SUTRO GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY of SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. There are some Sutro and related library stamps and marks on the endpapers, and 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. FAIR CONDITION: The covers are rubbed, scraped, soiled and worn through at the edges and corners; nonetheless these original covers are still doing their job well and the printing on the boards and spine remains bright. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges have split but have been somewhat crudely repaired / reinforced with clear tape (the Sutro library was known for trying to keep their volumes original and complete), there is light toning to the page margins, there are ex Sutro and related library stamps and marks as noted above; otherwise the pages remain tight, bright, clean, and clear. An Original 1902 DIRECTORY of RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES of Taunton, Massachusetts, with a great early ads. 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 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.

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  • 1903 BOSTON CITY DIRECTORY SUPPLEMENT & BUSINESS DIRECTORY with Record of DEATHS 1903 BOSTON CITY DIRECTORY SUPPLEMENT & BUSINESS DIRECTORY with Record of DEATHS

    THE BOSTON DIRECTORY SUPPLEMENT and BUSINESS DIRECTORY; Containing Alphabetical and Classified Lists of all Business Houses, with record of DEATHS and many changes to Residences since the canvas for Boston Directory 1902... with Map (no map is present). Though the book calls for a map, and there is a prelim page that states "Paste The Map On Here", the map was either never pasted on or is lacking. To be clear, there is NO map. Published by Sampson, Davenport, & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903. This is the Original, Vintage Directory. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards and cloth spine, 5x8 inches, thick, 818 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are…

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    THE BOSTON DIRECTORY SUPPLEMENT and BUSINESS DIRECTORY; Containing Alphabetical and Classified Lists of all Business Houses, with record of DEATHS and many changes to Residences since the canvas for Boston Directory 1902... with Map (no map is present). Though the book calls for a map, and there is a prelim page that states "Paste The Map On Here", the map was either never pasted on or is lacking. To be clear, there is NO map. Published by Sampson, Davenport, & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1903. This is the Original, Vintage Directory. Original hardcovers, printed paper covered boards and cloth spine, 5x8 inches, thick, 818 pages. Contains numerous advertisements of the day. These directories were published as advertising vehicles so ads are everywhere, including the covers and page edges. This copy was deaccessioned from the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Haverhill Public Library. There is a vintage bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown, a blindstamp of Haverhill Public Library on the title page, an old Haverhill checkout slip on the rear pastedown (2 cents a day late fee), and a few other library marks here and there. FAIR CONDITION: The covers are rubbed, worn, scraped, worn through at the edges, and fraying at the spine ends; nonetheless the covers are original and still doing their job. Internally, the front inner hinge is split but holding, there are Historical Society and Haverhill Library labels, stamps and marks, as noted above, the inner hinge is split at a few places where the book was over opened, otherwise the pages are rather nice, still complete, bright, clean and clear. A COMPLETE, ORIGINAL 1903 BOSTON DIRECTORY SUPPLEMENT including DEATHS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book 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.

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  • 1904 PORTLAND, OREGON, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT'S NAME, ADDRESS & TRADE 1904 PORTLAND, OREGON, CITY DIRECTORY w/ Every RESIDENT'S NAME, ADDRESS & TRADE

    PORTLAND CITY DIRECTORY FOR 1904. Embracing a Complete Alphabetical and Classified Directory, Miscellaneous Information, and Street Guide. Published by R. L. Polk & Co., PORTLAND, OREGON, 1904. This is the Original, Vintage, Portland, Oregon, City Directory published in 1904. Rebound in Sutro Library hardcovers, spine lettered in black, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 1238 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 Library bookplate on the front pastedown, a Sutro shelving number on the spine, and Sutro and related Library ink stamps and marks here and there. The Sutro Library was (and to…

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    PORTLAND CITY DIRECTORY FOR 1904. Embracing a Complete Alphabetical and Classified Directory, Miscellaneous Information, and Street Guide. Published by R. L. Polk & Co., PORTLAND, OREGON, 1904. This is the Original, Vintage, Portland, Oregon, City Directory published in 1904. Rebound in Sutro Library hardcovers, spine lettered in black, 6x9 inches, thick volume, 1238 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 Library bookplate on the front pastedown, a Sutro shelving number on the spine, and 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 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. VERY GOOD CONDITION: The recent Sutro library covers are solid and sharp. Internally, there are Sutro and related Library labels and marks, as noted above; the first page of ads has some scrapes, there are a few clear tape repairs here and there, light toning to some of the pages, overall the pages are very nice, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A Complete PORTLAND, OREGON, City Directory from 1904. A treasure trove of Oregon genealogy. About the SUTRO LIBRARY (from where this book was deaccessioned): ******The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830-1904), 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.

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