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New York City directory, 1798
Additional title: Longworth's American almanack, New-York register, and city directory, for the twenty-third year of American independence
Additional title: Longworth's American almanack, New-York register, and city directory
Longworth, David, 1765?-1821 (Publisher)
Shoemaker, Abraham (Compiler)
Tisdale, Elkanah, 1768-1835 (Illustrator)
T. & J. Swords (Firm) (Printer)

New York City Directories

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1798
Place: New-York
Publisher: Printed for the publisher, by T. & J. Swords, no. 99 Pearl-street
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Shelf locator: *KSB (New York, 1797-1842. Longworth's) 23rd (1798)
New York (N.Y.) -- Directories
Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- New York
Almanacs, American
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State) -- New York
Content: In some issues, almanac has special title page: 22nd-29th (1797-1804): Astronomical calculations for the ... year of American independence ... by Abraham Shoemaker. (content)
Content: Some issues have special title page preceding register section, with title beginning: List of duties, payable by law on all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States of America, in American or foreign vessels ...
Statement of responsibility: Editors: 22nd-30th (1797-1805), David Longworth; 31st-67th (1806-1842), Thomas Longworth.
Statement of responsibility: Compilers of almanac: 22nd-29th (1797-1804), Abraham Shoemaker; 33rd-42nd (1808-1817), Andrew Beers.
Content: Some issues include engraved plates and/or other illustrative matter, some on folded leaves, for example, 22nd (1797): "A view of the new theatre in New York," signed: Tisdale delin. et sc.; 40th (1815) and others: "P.M. Stollenwerck's Mechanical Panorama," engraved by T. Simonne, after J.B. Bourgoin.
Content: Most issues include advertising.
Additional physical form: Also issued on microfiche from Primary Source Microfilm, Woodbridge CT.
Additional physical form: Also available online via HathiTrust and Google Books (selected issues only); Early American Imprints (22nd-44th, 1797-1819); and Gateway to North America (22nd-67th, 1797-1842).
Physical Description
Extent: 1 volume : illustrations ; 15-21 cm
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 6128039
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15325019
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6ac452c0-81c6-0134-69c6-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1798: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "New York City directory" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1798. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d216f6e0-13e6-0135-dd4b-5b56f3bce726

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "New York City directory" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 4, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d216f6e0-13e6-0135-dd4b-5b56f3bce726

APA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1798). New York City directory Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d216f6e0-13e6-0135-dd4b-5b56f3bce726

Wikipedia Citation

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New York City directory