Dean & Burgess (Providence, RI)
Dean & Burgess
R.I. (cir, 1841-1844) 1.
- John Ward Dean, b. Wiscasset main March 18, 1815. He began training as a
bookbinder on Jan. 1830. In Aug 1835 he moved to Boston and worked with Seth
Goldsmith, bookbinder. Then moved to New York, Philadelphia (1837), then back
to Boston to work with his former employer. In 1837 went to Providence and
worked with John E. Brown, later called: Brown & Cady. After several other
moves he worked with a William G. Hathaway and would later buy his tools. On
or about 1841 he began Dean & Burgess continuing on until 1844 when he
returned to Boston and began Dean & Co. see: Dean & Co.. From a lengthy
biography. Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters. The New England Historical And
Genealogical Register. pg.223-235.