Dean & Burgess (Providence, RI)

Dean & Burgess

Bookbinders

Providence

R.I.  (cir, 1841-1844) 1.

  1. John Ward Dean, b. Wiscasset main March 18, 1815. He began training as a
    bookbinder on Jan. 1830. In Aug 1835 he moved to Boston and worked with Seth
    Goldsmith, bookbinder. Then moved to New York, Philadelphia (1837), then back
    to Boston to work with his former employer. In 1837 went to Providence and
    worked with John E. Brown, later called: Brown & Cady.  After several other
    moves he worked with a William G. Hathaway and would later buy his tools. On
    or about 1841 he began  Dean & Burgess continuing on until 1844 when he
    returned to Boston and began Dean & Co. see: Dean & Co..   From a lengthy
    biography. Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters.  The New England Historical And
    Genealogical Register.  pg.223-235.
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