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Thomas F. Bohan documents regarding the reprint publication of the General directory and business advertiser of the city of the city of Chicago for the year 1844

Identifier: VAULT-Wing-MS-30


Includes correspondence and contracts with and financial statements for Finch & McCullouch of Aurora, Ill. who reprinted the directory for Thomas Bohan in 1933; a Certificate of copyright registration from the Library of Congress Copyright Office dated May 10, 1930 renewing for Thomas Bohan the original copyright on the directory given to his father in 1902; a contract, never completed, with Roussey Publications of Chicago, Ill. to reprint the directory; purchase orders with Adolph Kroch and the Economy Book Store for copies of the reprint.


  • Creation: 1884-1933


Biographical / Historical

National advertising manager for the Chicago daily news and son of James M. Bohan who purchased the early Chicago directory in 1853 from the library of a priest of St. Patrick's Church (cf. Chicago times-herald, Feb 10. 1896) and issued the first reprint from his copy in 1902. Thomas Bohan also issued a reprint from the same copy in 1933.


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The Newberry owns the Bohan copy of the original 1844 edition of the directory and the two reprint editions of 1902 and 1933.

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Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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