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New York City directory, 1786
Additional title: The New-York directory
Additional title: New York directory
Franks, David, active 1786 (Compiler)
Kollock, Shepard, 1750-1839 (Printer)
Franks, David C. (Attributed name)

New York City directories

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1786
Place: New-York
Publisher: Printed by Shepard Kollock, corner of Wall and Water Streets
Table of Contents
"Likewise, 1. The names of all the citizens, their occupations and places of abode, 2. The members in Congress, from what state, and where residing, 3. Grand departments of the United States for adjusting public accounts, and by whom conducted, 4. Members in Senate and Assembly, from what country, and where residing, 5. Judges, aldermen, and other civil officers, with their places of abode, 6. Public state-offices, and by whom kept, 7. Counsellors at law, and where residing, 8. Ministers of the gospel, where residing, and of what church, 9. Physicians, surgeons, and their places of abode, 10. President, directors, days and hours of business at the Bank, 11. Professors, &c. of the university of Columbia college, 12. Rates of porterage, as by law established, 13. Arrivals and departures of the mails at the Post-Office."
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Shelf locator: *KSB (New York, 1786. New-York directory)
New York (N.Y.) -- Directories
Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- New York
Almanacs, American
New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce
New York (State) -- New York
Statement of responsibility: by David Franks.
Content: Signatures: A-G⁶(-G6).
Additional physical form: Also available online (New-York Historical Society copy) via Early American Imprints (Digital Evans) and Gateway to North America.
Citation/reference: Indexed in: English Short Title Catalogue, W24848 ; Evans, C. American bibliography, 19655 ; Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 54456; Spear, D.N. Bibliography of American directories through 1860, page 231
Physical Description
Extent: 82 pages ; 21 cm (12mo)
Modern quarter dark green leather and green cloth; binder's ticket on back pastedown: "Leather--full chrome. Neumann, Hoboken"; date stamped: Jul 11, 1938. NN
Incomplete; lacks title page and pages 5-6, supplied in facsimile. Inscribed on binder's blank at beginning: "The first New York directory. The title page and pp 5-6 are in facsimile by Bierstadt--from the N.Y. Historical Society copy. (1896)"
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 43717322
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16309042
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b14662b0-81a8-0134-2a18-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1786: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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New York City directory