Bradford, William ( Philadelphia, New York, PA, NY)

William Bradford

Printer and bookbinder

At the sign of the Bible

New York

New York 2.

1.(1690) William Bradford was customer of America's first paper mill, owned by one William Rittenhouse and located on the Monoshone Creek in Germantown PA. The Mill was established in 1690 and was destroyed by a spring Flood. Bradford would make arrangements for the mill to be rebuilt. "Bradford's publication ran afoul of the dominant political part in 1693, and... had to move to New York" A. J. Valente, Rag Paper manufacturer in the United States, 1801-1900

  1. (1693-1743) Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" from: "Bookbinding in
    America" Lehmann-Haupt ed. 1967. pg.104. From: The Grolier Club, Catalogue of
    Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, pg. 98.
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