DescriptionTwo Directories of the City of Austin including: Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of Austin, 1881-82. Containing the Present State, County, and City Governments; a Complete List of Post Offices, Telegraph Offices, and Express Offices; Also the Names of All Counties, County Seats, and County Offices Throughout the State; Also an Index of All Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Austin: E. W. Swindells, 1881. 8vo, 197 pages. Printed paper over boards. Some foxing is present on the pages. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of Austin, 1885-86. Containing the Present State, County and City Governments; a Complete List of All County Officials, Post Offices, Telegraph, Express, and Money Order Offices in Texas; 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; Also, a Valuable Map of the City. Galveston: Morrison & Fourmy, 1885. 8vo, 244 pages. Printed paper over boards. Front board is detached and spine cover is missing. Pages are in very good condition.
An amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical research possibilities. Scores of display ads for Austin 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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