Dun elevated to confidential clerk in new york city office. This is a huge book, covering all 48 states, it measures over 12 x 16 with 4434 pages, very heavy. Apple springs, texas directory listing of businesses, 1919 dun mercantile reference source. The mercantile agency reference book for illinois credit directory originally published r. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. If you havent checked out these records, youre probably not. Merchants, manufacturers and traders generally throughout the united states. The mercantile agency reference book and key for the within states, with a list of banks and bankers, state collection laws, maps, etc, etc. This book is a wonderful source for finding anyone in canada around the year 1890 1900 if they were engaged in an occupation which involved buying wholesale goods from merchants who were not local to them physically. The first known structure built was a fort or blockhouse where rangers were stationed so they would have protection from the indians. The mercantile agency is sold to robert graham dun, who changes the companys name to r. A list of banks and bankers, state collection laws. The merchants beverage corporation was incorporated on august 8, 1923.
The mercantile agency reference book and key july 1931. The first set of dun records are reference books which were published by a subsidiary called the mercantile agency, which maintained offices. On some, the title on the spine is mercantile agency reference book 186465. A list of banks and bankers, state collection laws, maps, etc r. I have only included the names of the businesses, their type of trade and peccuniary stregths. Dun and company gives a detailed look at business in each corner of the county.
A fairly complete run of these reference books is available at the library of congress, covering 18591966. Containing names and ratings of the principal merchants, traders, and manufacturers in ontario, quebec, nova scotia, new brunswick, prince edward island, and newfoundland. Dun s mercantile agency reference book for texas, 1923 edition. The mercantile agency reference book and key canadiana online. Most of the books are only available as physical books, which must be requested in advance, but the 19001924 run is on microfilm, with two reels per edition, or eight reels per year, all of which are stored onsite. Search for library items search for lists search for. The first such agency, the mercantile agency, was founded in new york city in 1841 to reduce credit losses. Copies of this book was issued to various business in the state of nebraska and was used as a reference for classifications of trade, pecuniary strengths and credit as well as banks and bankers in nebraska. A list of banks and bankers, state collection laws, maps, etc.
The towns below were chosen for their significance to texas railroad or sawmill history. Mercantile agency business organization britannica. Merchants, tradesmen, and manufacturers booklet university. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. Title the mercantile agency reference book and key. Rg dun credit report illinois il entire state 1924.
The mercantile agency reference book for illinois pub. Value of rg dunn mercantile agency reference book vol. The mercantile agency reference book and key for the. They were also intended to be destroyed with each subsequent published edition. The mercantile agency reference book from september 1932 compiled by r.
This book is a wonderful source for finding anyone in canada. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Excerpt from the mercantile agency reference book and key, for the dominion of canada, vol. The mercantile agency reference book and key july 1931missouri r. Did you ancestor own a business or was a tradesman in illinois in late 1923. From small towns like blyton in fulton co with a population of 27, to large cities like peoria. Bradstreets reference book businesses town locations only 1898 1898 a2014. Published by jan and naomi peek august 2003 hard copy purchased on ebay and donated to the sullivan county historical society by bob sweeney march 2005 all text original, except where otherwise indicated. Unique in its scale and the breadth of information it contains.
The appellants are the proprietors of a mercantile agency which publishes at intervals a ed book of reference containing lists of merchants, manufacturers, and traders in the united states and the north american british possessions. Reference book dun and bradstreet, inc mercantile agency. State edition, pennsylvania without philadelphia, july 1958 on. Duns mercantile agency reference book for texas, 1923 edition. Mercantile agency reference books, in which firms throughout the nation were listed and categorized by the owners name, type of. Phone books, directories also give glimpse of the past. Historical business records of the credit reporting agency known as r. Robert graham dun joins the mercantile agency as clerk in milwaukee office.
When dun one of tappans eventual successors at the agency came out with his own reference book. February 1859 the mercantile agency publishes its first reference book. The mercantile agency reference book and key containing ratings of. The mercantile agency reference book and key by dun. Published by jan and naomi peek august 2003 hard copy purchased on ebay and donated to the sullivan county historical society.
The mercantile agency reference book, and key electronic resource. The mercantile agency reference book and key canadiana. Containing ratings of the merchants, manufacturers, and traders generally, throughout the dominion of canada, new foundland, magdalen islands, st. Mercantile development and labor systems in louisiana cotton and. Manufacturers and traders generally throughout the united states.
This was originally produced only for use by private institutions not for the general public therefore, a limited number of each edition were published. Mercantile agency, specialized organization engaged in supplying information on the creditworthiness and financial strength of business firms in highly developed economies. Apr 10, 2020 this title is known by several names including the dun and bradstreet reference book, or simply the reference book. Credit reports collection is an invaluable resource for understanding the. Apr 21, 2016 credit bureaus were the nsa of the 19th century. Dun, later changed to dun and bradstreet, has been rating american businesses for over 150. He served the confederate cause later by running a ferry and a grist mill. March 2003 george knight was wounded in his right leg which later had to be amputated, and was sent home on sick parole. Manuscript 244 merchants, tradesmen, and manufacturers.
Dun mercantile agency reference book, january 1923. Mercantile agency new york 23 editions published between 1906 and 1935 in english and held by 56 worldcat member libraries worldwide. Robert graham dun ran the mercantile agency under the name r. Reference book until september 1925, after which it reads r. The mercantile agency reference book and key by dun, r. Beginning with june 1966, it was issued in 4 parts, except between july 1985 march 1990 when it was issued in five sections. Credit bureaus were the nsa of the 19th century the atlantic.
Containing ratings of the merchants, manufacturers, and traders generally mercantile agency, r. Containing ratings of the merchants, manufacturers, and traders generally, throughout the dominion of canada, new foundland, magdalen. Reference book and key with a list of banks and bankers, state collection laws, maps, etc. Dun mercantile agency reference book 1902 1902 a2007. The evolution of commercial credit reporting agencies in. Solid condition, showing normal shelf and storage wear, tanned pages, plus. Reference book for sale antiquarian collectible books. Sullivan and wyoming counties, pennsylvania march 1929 r. Broad collection of reference book at hard to beat prices.
Branches, etc collection laws of each province, etc. Mercantile agency reference books, in which firms throughout the nation. The bradstreet company incorporates under the leadership of henry bradstreet, the founders son. Apple springs, texas directory listing of businesses, 1919.
The mercantile agency reference book was published as a reference work for banks and financial institutions. If you know the city and state in which your ancestor was located, it. Oct 12, 2016 a while back i wrote an article titled visiting carmi in 1914. When dunone of tappans eventual successors at the agencycame out with his own reference book, the volumes came equipped with locks. Do you think youre dun researching your ancestors business. The mercantile agency reference book and key, for the. The mercantile agency reference book was a reference publication for banks and financial institutions.
Issued in 3 sections, covering the 50 states and the district of columbia, arranged alphabetically. Carmi is now celebrating being in existence for 200 years. Directories doing historical company research research. Daugherty formerly of the big stone gap bottling company as secretary treasurer. Credit reports collection use the guide to identify volumes relevant to your research project. Publication date 1864 topics business, merchants, credit ratings, industries publisher montreal.466 1024 727 1111 474 914 1320 1502 757 983 136 158 638 456 1450 1077 951 180 818 615 1517 3 1214 219 766 1411 1206 438 1335 178 729 382