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Wayne Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 14:17:29 -0500
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FirstSearch Worldcat, a cooperative subscription bibliographic database
containing about 40 million records show two Buffalo directories published
in 1848. I am having Worldcat email them directly to you. Most US colleges
and many public libraries belong to this service and the system also give
locations that hold the title. In this case the first item shows no
holdings, and the second two in the Buffalo area. Hope one of these
matches your volume.
Wayne Miller
Plattsburgh State University of New York

On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Walter Lewis wrote:

> I've been developing a site titled "Maritime History of the Great Lakes"
> [ http://www.hhpl.on.ca/GreatLakes/ ] which reproduces and/or
> transcribes a variety of key documents on the history of the Lakes.
> One that I'm at the point of mounting is a fragment of the 1849 city
> directory of Buffalo (pp. 58-71).  I'm missing the bibliographic
> description.  I've tried a number of sites (the State Library, SUNY
> Buffalo, NYPL, LoC) which might hold the item.  Being an hour's drive
> from the nearest print source of the answer (the print catalog of
> microfilm collection of American City Directories prior to 1860) I hoped
> that someone on the list might have the answer.
> There are a number of other documents in a growing collection that
> include other NY material:
> . the New York State Engineer's report on Navigation Companies, 1859,
> . elements of Stanton's American Steam Vessels,
> . the full 1838 Steam Engine Report (practically a "census" of steam in
> vessels, rail and factories in that year)
> Thanks in advance.
> Walter Lewis
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Wayne L. Miller                         Special Collections Librarian
Feinberg Library                        2 Draper Avenue
518-564-5206                            Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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