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    Three Directories of the City of San Antonio including: 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. Printed paper over boards. Some general wear is present on the boards and foxing is present on some pages. Near very good. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of San Antonio, 1873-84. Containing an Historical Business Review; the Present State, County and City Governments; a Complete List of All County Officials, Post Offices, Telegraph, Express, and Money Order Offices in Texas; Population of the United States and Principal Cities, Population of Principal Nations and Foreign Cities; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Stationers, 1873. 8vo, 347 pages. Printed paper over boards. Front and back boards are detaching; the contents, however, remain tight. Advertisement printed in black on the fore edge. Very good. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of San Antonio, 1889-90. Containing the Present State, County and city Governments, and a Complete List of All County Officials, Post Offices and Money Order Offices in Texas; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory, Also, a Valuable Street Index or Guide. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Stationers, Printers, Lithographers, 1889. 8vo, 440 pages. Blue cloth over boards, stamped in gilt on the front, back and partially on the spine. Ads stamped in black on head and tail edge, as well as fore edge. Top of spine is torn and some shelf wear is present, but otherwise in near fine condition.

    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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