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    [San Antonio]. Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of San Antonio, 1879-80. Containing a Most Interesting History of the City From Its Earliest Settlement, a Synopsis of the Business Pursuits and Progress Since Its Incorporation. Also the Present State, County and City Governments - An Index of All Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, Etc. - The Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Marshall: Jennings Bros., Printers, Binders and Blank Book Makers, 1879. 8vo, 297 pages. The name of previous owner "Stephen Gould" written on the title page. Printed paper over boards; three-quarters of rear wrap is missing from board. Textblock has totally detached from the boards. Majority of spine covering missing. First two leaves are detached, but the remaining textblock is tight until page 297. Several pages in the front section under the heading "Historical," giving a history of San Antonio, have had articles cut away. Lightly toned pages with some dampstaining at the gutter.

    An amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical research possibilities. Scores of display ads for San Antonio businesses plus a business directory listing businesses by category. The general directory lists not only residents' general address but also their profession. Further distinctions such as "widow" or "colored" are also noted.


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