Allen, Thomas (New York, NY)

Thomas Allen

Bookbinder and stationer ( at M'Lean & Co's printing office)

32 Maiden Lane

New York

New York 2

b.1755 d.December, 1826 1.

  1. (1784) Arrived from Edinburgh, in business with brother-in-law Samuel Campbell. Wife: Jean, d. 1822. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA, pg. 63.

2.(1785) Register of Artists, Engravers, Booksellers, Bookbinders,Printers and publishers in New York City 1633-1820. pg. 7
. (1786) Not in the 1786 New York City Directory

3.(1787)Bookseller & Stationer, 16 Queen Street. Frank's NY Directory, pg. 3.

4.(1787-1791) 16 Queen Street corner of Fly Market.Register of Artists, Engravers, Booksellers, Bookbinders,Printers and publishers in New York City 1633-1820.

5.(1791) Bookseller & Stationer, 12 Queen Street , corner of Flymarket. New York City Directory pg. 2

6.(1792)Bookbinder and Bookseller. Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.103.

  1. (1794) 181 Pearl Street, New York City Directory pg. 3
    (1795-1799) 186 Pearl Street, New York City Directory (pg.4 1795),(pg.5 1796)
    (pg.10,1797)(pg. 150.1799) not in 1800,1801 or 1802 directory,

(1800) Bookseller 186 Pearl. New York City Directory pg. 16.
7. Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, The Grolier Club, 1907. pg. 

  1. Bound George Washington's personal copy of the U.S. Constitution that sold at Christie's for nearly $10 million. Bound other copies for Thomas Jefferson and John Jay . Thaindian News Saturday June 23,2012.

  2. (1755- 11 December 1826) First agent for The Encyclopedia Britannica. Brother-in-law of Samuel Campbell, bookbinder, who arrived from Edinburgh in 1784. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the USA, pg 63.

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