Muir, James (Philadelphia, PA)
Pewter Platter Alley, between Front and Second
(1784) and bookseller. Pennsylvania, Gazette. February 18, 1784.
(1785) Philadelphia City Directory, 1785, pg. 45.
(1791) 32 Pewter Platter Alley: Philadelphia, pg. 92
(1794) David Muir, Bookbinder (no James, ) same address : Philadelphia City
Directory, pg. 110.
see: Early American Bookbindings, from the collection of Michael
Papantonio, The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York 1972. see entry #17, 18, 21.
active cir. 1775.
Two volumes of Muir's ledgers (1782-1789) are in the collection of the
Pennsylvania Historical Society
d. 1814, From Glasgow Scotland the will was witnessed by the bookseller
Thomas Dobson and George Hyde stationer and bookbinder among others. Wills and
Abstracts book 5 1813-1815 Philadelphia PA.