Butler, Alford (Boston, MA)

Alford Butler (jr.)*

Bookbinder

Newbury St.

Boston

Massachusetts  1.

74 Middle St.(1809) 1.

*(1796-1807) Hannah French, "Early American Bookbinding by Hand "from:" Bookbinding in America" Lehmann-Haupt ed.,1967, pg.100. See also: 1764 Alfred Butler, Cornhill (the date/ spelling of one of these seems incorrect) son of Alford Butler, Bookbinder. History of American Manufacturer, 1868, pg. 192

Apprenticed to William MacAlpine. Isiah Thomas quoted in :The Grolier Club,
Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, pg. 97.

  1. (1774) Portsmouth New Hampshire (1774 - cir 1793) " kept a school" The
    Grolier Club, Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, pg. 97.

  2. (1793) cir. 1793 returned to Boston and to bookbinding, The Grolier Club,
    Catalogue of Ornamental Leather Bookbindings, pg. 97.

3.(1796) Boston City Directory (not listed in the 1789, 1798, 1800 directory)

  1. (1806 & 1807) Union street, Boston City directory.

  2. (1809) 74 Middle St..  Boston city Directory Residential listing only in
    1810

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