Wells, Charles A. (Boston, MA)


Charles A. Wells*

Bookbinder and Blank book Manufacturer

No. 4 Cornhill, entrance no 1. Water street


Massachusetts 3.

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

image: Collection of Steve Beare.  The C. A. Wells binder's ticket  is on the
rear paste down of Youth's Keepsake; A Christmas and new Year's Gift for
Young People
. Boston: Carter and Hendee, 1831 (copyright September 23, 1830).

  1. (1819) "respectfully informs his friends and the public, that he has taken
    that old established Bookbindery in the chamber over Messrs, Munroe & Francis

  2. (1820) " An Act to alter and change the manes of the persons thereon
    mentioned. Charles Wells, of Boston, Bookbinder, shall be allowed to take the
    mane of Charles Allen Wells."  : The Boston Intelligencer & Evening
    Gazette,pg. [4], vol. 6, July, 1820

(1820) Charles A. Wells admitted to the Association: Joseph T. Buckingham,
Annals of The Massachusetts  Charitable Mechanic Association, 1853, pg. 172.

  1. (June 17,1820) Charles Wells, of Boston, bookbinder, shall be allowed to
    take the name of Charles Allen Wells. list of persons whose Names Have Been
    Changed in Massachusetts  1780-1883

  2. (1820) 1 Water st. cor. of Washington st. Boston City Director

  3. (1835) 1 and 7 Water street  Boston City Directory

(1834) Listed as a bookbinder in: 23d Congress, first session, Massachusetts Resolutions Doc. no 175, March 1834

  1. (1837) Exhibited a specimen of Embossing on morocco, a Specimen of Edge-
    gilding and ten well made Plough Knives. First Exhibition and Fair of the
    Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. September 10, 1837 pg 92
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