Taylor, Joseph & Shadrach (Philadelphia, PA)
Joseph & Shadrach Taylor*
384 N. Second Street
*Shadrach Taylor was Joseph T. Altemus' Uncle Joseph may have,( it is unclear ) taken over his uncles business. see: Mary Parke Johnson, The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. Vol. 80, no. 2 1986.
(1790) "The house of Henry Altemus is of long standing. It was established
in 1790 by Schadrack Taylor who was succeeded in the business by his
apprentice and nephew, Joseph T. Altemus.the father of the present
proprietor." (Henry Altemus) Publishers' Weekly no. 752. June 26, 1886 pg.
(1816) Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from:
"Bookbinding in America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.115.
(1828) Joseph Taylor, bookbinder of Philadelphia, fell overboard from the
packet sloop Fame, on Wednesday night last, in the Delaware river opposite
this Borough and was drown." This Joseph Taylor aged 28 would not have been
old enough to be a partner in 1816