DeSilver, Robert (Philadelphia, PA)

Robert DeSilver *

Bookbinder

13 Grays alley

Philadelphia 1.

Thomas  and brother Robert Se Silver "operated separately at times and in 1812
as a partnership. In 1814 they seemed to have had separate shops, Thomas at
220 High and, 14 South Seventh and Robert at 110 Walnut street : Letters of
Lewis and Clark Expedition with related Documents By Donald Dean Jackson
Volume 2 page, 603.

  • from: Early American Bookbindings, from the collection of Michael Papantonio, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York 1972

  • (1802)   Morton & DeSilver (Thomas ?) Morton &  (Robert or, and Thomas)
    Desilver 239 South Second street. : Philadelphia City Directory, page 177.

  • (1810) 110 Walnut: Philadelphia City Directory: pg. 80.

  • (1813) Brother Thomas , bookbinder, is listed at 13 Grays alley:
    Philadelphia City Directory, page 71.

  • (1818) No. 110 Walnut street, Improved Patent Ruling and Binding.
    Advertises an improved  account book with silver edges and corners. Franklin
    Gazette, Philadelphia, March 9, 1818.

  • (1819) Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, vol. 25 no. 1. 1999.
    Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts identification number: 9101

  • (1825) Bookseller Bookbinder and Stationer, 110 Walnut: Philadelphia
    Directory and Stranger's Guide Thomas DeSilver, Bookseller and Bookbinder is
    listed at 253 High st.

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