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    Two Directories of the City of Houston including: Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of Houston, 1884-85. 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; also, a Valuable Street Index or Guide. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Stationers, Printers, Lithographers, 1884. 8vo, 359 pages. Printed paper over boards. Front board is hanging on. Bindings show extensive wear, especially along the spine, but the pages are in wonderful condition and are like new. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy's General Directory of the City of Houston, 1887-88. 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 Occupation or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory; also, a Valuable Street Index or Guide. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Stationers, Printers, Lithographers, 1887. 8vo, 357 pages. Red cloth over boards, stamped in gilt on the front, back and partially on the spine. Title is also stamped into the spine. Page edges are stamped in black "August Menger, Manufa. Of Laundry and Toilet Soaps, Houston, Texas." Boards exhibit normal shelf wear, but the book is in near very good condition.

    An amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical research possibilities. Scores of display ads for Houston 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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