Alexander, George W. (New York, NY)

George W. Alexander

Bookbinder

108 W. 18th St.

New York

New York (1843-1893*) 1.

*Spawn 197

(no date)  7 Spruce st near Nassau, "The subscriber having determined to his
especial attention to this branch of his business would solicit the patronage
of his  friends and the public"... Trade card

  1. The New York Times on June 22, 1893 , relates the story of a severe fire
    that destroyed Alexander's Bindery, of the harrowing escape of many of the
    girls and the death of one. They also state that this was one of many fires
    that Alexander suffered. "Forty years ago on a Christmas Eve, his
    establishment in the old Caxton Building, at Centre and Leonard Streets, was
    destroyed, a number of girls perishing in the fire. About eight years ago he
    was burned out at the Five Points, and four years ago in the Century Building,
    on North  Union Square."

  2. Ticket in the Collection of the Virginia Historical Society, (1997.191.6.2)
    prov. John & Suse Field

3.(1842)65 Eleventh street(not listed as a bookbinder) New York directory, pg. 55.

4.(1843) Bookbinder,23 Cottage Place. New York Directory pg. 16.

5.no listing in 1844 directory

6.(1845) 7 Spruce street. New York Directory pg. 5. Same address in 1846 pg.16, 1847 pg.24
7.(1848) Alexander and Johnson,Bookbinders, 7 Spruce Street. Wilson's Business Directory of New York City. pg.25

8.(1849) Alexander Geo.(No Johnson) 7 spruce Street. New York Directory pg.24. Same address in 1850 pg. 17.

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