DeSilver, Robert (Philadelphia, PA)
Robert DeSilver *
13 Grays alley
Thomas and brother Robert Se Silver "operated separately at times and in 1812
as a partnership. In 1814 they seemed to have had separate shops, Thomas at
220 High and, 14 South Seventh and Robert at 110 Walnut street : Letters of
Lewis and Clark Expedition with related Documents By Donald Dean Jackson
Volume 2 page, 603.
from: Early American Bookbindings, from the collection of Michael Papantonio, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York 1972
(1802) Morton & DeSilver (Thomas ?) Morton & (Robert or, and Thomas)
Desilver 239 South Second street. : Philadelphia City Directory, page 177.
(1810) 110 Walnut: Philadelphia City Directory: pg. 80.
(1813) Brother Thomas , bookbinder, is listed at 13 Grays alley:
Philadelphia City Directory, page 71.
(1818) No. 110 Walnut street, Improved Patent Ruling and Binding.
Advertises an improved account book with silver edges and corners. Franklin
Gazette, Philadelphia, March 9, 1818.
(1819) Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, vol. 25 no. 1. 1999.
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts identification number: 9101
(1825) Bookseller Bookbinder and Stationer, 110 Walnut: Philadelphia
Directory and Stranger's Guide Thomas DeSilver, Bookseller and Bookbinder is
listed at 253 High st.