Woodhouse, William (Philadelphia, PA)

William Woodhouse

Bookseller , Stationer and Bookbinder

Front Street, between Chestnut Street and Arch

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania 1.

d. December, 28, 1795 (pg. 106) Was a journeyman for Samuel Taylor. (pg.1060 :
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Vol. 31, 1921.

(1765) "Woodhouse and Dean commenced as bookbinders and booksellers. But you
take no notice of this firm. The partnership was dissolved the same year. Dean
was a binder, and not sober. He died soon after probably about 1784." 
'William Woodhouse  was a bookbinder and bookseller and began  in Front
street.... at the Sign of th Bible and Crown' The crow was removed when the
revolution began. : Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Vol. 31,
1921, pg.106.

(1766) Bookbinders and Stationers, at the sign of the Bible and Crown,the corner of Front and Chestnut-streets. Pennsylvania Gazette, July 10 1766.

  1. (1772) Pennsylvania Packet, September 21, 1772.

(1773) "Bookseller , Stationer and Bookbinder", advertisement in the
Pennsylvania Gazette, May 5 1773

2.(1765-1795) Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from:
"Bookbinding in America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.115.

3.1769) Front street, near Chestnut. The Pennsylvania Chronicle and Universal Advertiser, November 6, 1769.

(1773) Sale of 1500 Volumes of old and new books by William Woodhouse. The Pennsylvania Packet, September 6, 1773.

(1780) still at Front street near Chestnut. Pennsylvania Packet, June, 20, 1780.

4.(1782) Front Street near Market : Proceedings of the American Antiquarian
Society, Vol. 31, 1921, pg.106

  1. (1785) Philadelphia City Directory, 1785, pg. 76.

  2. (1791) 6 south Front street : Philadelphia City Directory, pg. 145.

  3. Second street, (Bishop also notes the Front street address as earlier).
    History of American Manufacturers, vol I. 1868. pg. 193.

  4. (1794) 10 South Front Street : Philadelphia City Directory, pg. 170. same
    address in 1795 pg. 115.  In 1796 south front, pg. 20. In 1799, pg. 156. In
    1799, pg. 153.

9 (1801) 17 Chestnut street : Philadelphia City Directory, pg.89.

  1. (1807) 6 South Front Street : Philadelphia City Directory, ((no page
    numbers)
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