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New York City directory, 1796
Additional title: New-York directory, and register
Additional title: New-York directory, and register, for the year 1796
Low, John, 1763-1809 (Compiler)
Buel, John, 1768?-1800 (Printer)
Bull, John, active 1795-1797 (Printer)
Tiebout, Cornelius, 1777-1832 (Engraver)

New York City directories

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1796
Place: New York
Publisher: Printed by John Buel, corner of Water-street and Fly-Market, and John Bull, 115 Cherry-street
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Shelf locator: *KSB (New York,1789-1796. New-York directory, and register) 1796
New York (N.Y.) -- Directories
Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- New York
New York (N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce
New York (State) -- New York
Registers (Lists)
Content: "Illustrated with a plan of the city and part of Long-Island, laid down agreeably to the latest survey." Despite statement on title page, issue for 1796 was issued without the map.
Content: "To which is added, the names of the inhabitants of Brooklyn, together with alphabetical account of the streets, lanes, wharves and slips of this city"--Title page, 1796.
Statement of responsibility: Issue for 1796 has statement of responsibility on title page: By John Low.
Content: Extensive listing of contents on title page. In issue for 1789: "Containing, an alphabetical list of the names, occupations, and places of abode of the citizens, a register of the Congress of the United States, foreign ministers, governors of different states, officers of the State of New-York, officers in Chancery, Assembly, Senate, officers of city and county, Chamber of Commerce, Marine Society, Assurance Company, ministers of the Gospel, Medical Society, the other societies in the city, roll of attornies of Supreme Court, Columbia College, Library Society, militia officers, Masonic lodges, post days, stages, and coach rates, impost law. extracts from sundry laws for the regulation of trade, &c." Varies in subsequent issues.
Content: Issue for 1796 contains 1 folded leaf of plates, a double-page engraving representing "Flags of the different maritime nations." See preface on leaf following title page.
Additional physical form: Available online via Early American Imprints (Digital Evans) and Gateway to North America.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 volume : 1 illustration, map ; 17-20 cm (12mo)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21101834
RLIN/OCLC: 77569241
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2dfca400-81bd-0134-7dee-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1763: Creator Born
  • 1796: Issued
  • 1809: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "New York City directory" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1796.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "New York City directory" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 17, 2024.

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New York City directory