1889 NEWBURYPORT & AMESBURY MASSACHUSETTS Directory History JOHN G. WHITTIER For Sale
1889 NEWBURYPORT & AMESBURY MASSACHUSETTS Directory History JOHN G. WHITTIER:
The Newburyport and Amesbury Directory, 1889, Including Business Directory, Street Directory, Official Record, Etc. Boston: Sampson, Murdock & Co. and Newburyport: H. L. Pearson, 1889. Paper-covered boards, 9-1/4" x 6-1/8", 384 pages, illustrated with ads and a few text cuts. Rubbing and scattered wear to extremities (fraying to spine ends); old, secure cloth-tape reinforcement to hinges; a few ink stamps; otherwise tight clean, complete, and very good overall. A sound, sturdy copy of this invaluable historical reference.
Includes residential and business listings, government, facilities, organizations, etc.; scores of ads for local businesses, many including illustrations; and more. Among the notable residents listed are Adolphus Greely (1844–1935), military officer and polar explorer; the family of painter Laura Coombs Hills (1859–1952); renowned poet John Greenleaf Whitter (1807–1892; listed as "author and poet" residing at 55 Friend St. in Amesbury); and lithographer Nathanial Currier (1813–1888; died late in year, likely after book went into print).
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