Birch, William Y. (Philadelphia, PA)
William Young Birch
no 17 South Second street
(1800) Stationer : Philadelphia City Directory pg. 21. Same address in
1801, pg. 55. In 1802 pg 30. In 1803 pg. 30.
(1801) advertised for a journeyman bookbinder "who understands Blank Work".
Philadelphia Gazette, June 18, 1801
(1806) 37 South Second : Same address in 1807 Philadelphia City Directory no
page number. Same address in 1809, pg. 35.
- (1837) Deaths, " Mr Birch was a native of Manchester, in England whence he
emigrated to the United States, and landed at Petersburg, in Virginia, in the
year 1793, From Petersburg, he proceeded to Philadelphia, and immediately
begun business as a bookbinder) in that city, prosecuting it with the greatest
industry, and with correspondent success. He afterwords, in partnership with
his late valued friend Mr. Abraham Small, engaged in the business of a large
publisher of Books, which he prosecuted also successfully for a number of
years after which he withdrew from business, and had lived for more than
twenty years a life of retirement and privacy"... Daliy National Intelligener,
Washington, DC. June, 5, 1837.