trade directories

trade directories

books containing the names, addresses and occupations of individuals, produced in the 18th, 19th- and early 20th-centuries for advertising purposes. Trade directories are a useful source of information on the social structure of towns and cities in previous eras. Their value can be enhanced by using them in concert with the 19th-century CENSUS enumeration books.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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The company has produced more than 100 market-leading trade exhibitions for various segments in addition to publishing various magazines & advertising trade directories of repute.
Contributors in art history and the economics of art markets trace the evolution of European art sales and the international art market, employing data from the Getty Provenance Index, as well as archival sources such as letters, inventories, trade directories, and auction catalogs.
From local trade directories, newspaper advertisements and other local records, including apprentice records, Kate had been able to trace the development of the industry from its inception in the 1760s to its demise in 1911.
Historic records show the building played an important role in the history of the river after it was built in the late 18th Century to early 19th Century, with a shop on the lower floor, a house on the upper floors, and trade directories showing how it was home to Matthew S Dodds, a printer of books, maps and charts until around 1968.
She has tried to discover more about the gardens but found nothing in libraries, maps or trade directories.
The building was originally a shop, built in the late 18th Century to early 19th Century, with a house on the upper floors, and trade directories show it was home to Matthew S Dodds, a printer of books, maps and charts until around 1968 .
Another of the older haunts in Dale End was the Coach and Horses, which was listed in local trade directories from 1818 to 1869.
"It is often quite a challenge to try and identify signs when they are faded, but usually the mystery is solved by reference to old trade directories.
The Birmingham version of Jack appears to be based on Birmingham trade directories of the late 1820s, along with a little local street knowledge.
Trade Directories Record offices have a good collection of 19th and early 20th century trade directories.
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If you have ancestors connected with the pub trade a useful source are the Victorian trade directories. Each town will normally carry a separate listing for all the licensed premises and the names of the landlords.