Anderton, John (New York, Philadelphia, NY , PA)
John Anderton ( T. Anderton )*
Bookbinder, letter-case and pocket-book maker, The Sign of the Orange Tree, in Cannon's Wharf
The Grolier Club Catalogue (see below) states that a T. Anderton, bookbinder, "Probably moved to Philadelphia before 1768 ibid. pg 120. and given that the History of American Manufacturers, ( vol I. 1868. pg. 193.) states that John came from England and set up business in New York as a binder, letter-case and pocket-book maker it seems likely that T. Anderton of New York is also John Anderton of Philadelphia. See: T, Anderton for earlier history of this binder.
'He was from England, and was a binder, letter-case and pocket-book maker,
in which he first began business in New York". History of American
Manufacturers, vol I. 1868. pg. 193.
2.(1768) At the London Bookstore in Second-Street, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in
America" Lehmann-Haupt ed.
3 Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings Executed in America Prior to
1850, by The Grolier Club, pg. 99 1967. pg.110