O. D. & I. Cooke (Hartford, CT)
O. (Oliver) D. & I. (Increase)* Cooke
Booksellers Stationery, Bookbinders, umbrellas & c.
Main Street, north of the State House
Conn. (1799) 1.
*Increase is listed as a bookseller and Oliver is listed as: books, stationery, umbrellas & c.
(1799) Andrews Hartford Business Directory.
(1804) Oliver D. Cooke, "Books and Stationary" (and Bookbinding): American
Mercury, Hartford Connecticut, Novermber1, 1804.
(1805) "Dissolution of Partnership, the Co-partnership of Increase Cooke &
Co dissolves ... to meet the demands against the concern... Printing will be
continued under the present firm" (note they are still advertising for skins
tanned and suitable for Book-binding)": Connecticut Herald, New Haven
Connecticut, October 8, 1805
(1806) "The Book and stationary business ...will be continued": Connecticut
Herald, New Haven Connecticut, February 4, 1806
5 (1807) The extent of Cooke's stock of many thousand books is detailed:
Connecticut Herald, New Haven Connecticut, September 9. 1809.