Muir, James (Philadelphia, PA)

James Muir

Bookbinder

Pewter Platter Alley, between Front and Second

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania.1.

(1784) and bookseller. Pennsylvania, Gazette. February 18, 1784.

  1. (1785) Philadelphia City Directory, 1785, pg. 45.

  2. (1791)  32 Pewter Platter Alley: Philadelphia, pg. 92

  3. (1794) David Muir, Bookbinder (no James, ) same address : Philadelphia City
    Directory, pg. 110.

  4. 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.

  5. Two volumes of Muir's ledgers (1782-1789) are in the collection of the
    Pennsylvania Historical Society

  6. 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.

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