Friday, August 31, 2012

American Name Labels, Part Four

Benjamin Vinton French (1791-1860)

Alexander Fridge (1765-1839) ?

Founder of B&O Railroad ?
I made pencil notations without a source on the back of the Alexander Fridge label many years ago but I am not confident the information is correct.

 House Of Representatives.T.Barnard ,. Printer

This is a large label ,6 1/4inches wide by  3 1/4 inches high. More often than not it was pasted to the outside front cover of books.  
"Theodore Barnard was on the southwest corner of 11th street and the Avenue, the site afterward occupied by The Star; Blair & Reeves, publishers of the Congressional Globe, on the north side of the Avenue, between 3d and 4 ½ streets, in the building known as Jackson Hall. M. Buel was on the south side of the Avenue between 12th and 13th streets, and afterward was of the firm of Buel & Blanchard, publishers of the National Era, on 6th street below the Avenue. Gales & Seaton were at 7th and D streets, publishing the Intelligencer, and the Gideons were on 9th street."

    Caleb Huntington

I suspect this is American but I can't say it with absolute certainty.The fact that his daughter's name is Rebecca will be most helpful when someone does some further research.

    John R. Livingston (Allen # 494)

 William Lord, East Haddam

The identification of owner's is not an exact science.This gentlemen mentioned in the link below may have been the owner of the name label

     Stay tuned for part five.See you soon.


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