This is the first directory of its kind for New York City (1786). This directory itemizes the leading businessmen of the time to which was added separate lists of State and City officials, notary publics, lawyers, bankers as well as the members of some notable societies, including the Cincinnati, St. Andrew's, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, and the Society of Peruke Makers and Hair Dressers. Also included from the original publication is an almanack and table of coin valuations.
To this 1905 reprint of the original directory was also added a great, high-resolution map of New York in 1786 and a description of the city in that year by Noah Webster. A list of street name changes will also prove helpful to researchers (e.g., Dock Street was changed to Pearl St. between Broad Street and Hanover Square).
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The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.