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Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants including Industrial Services for Europe

80th Edition

1966-67 Volume II

By Kelly's Directories Limited

1966-7 - Surrey - Kelly's Directories Limited

11" by 8.5"; (89pp) 2242-4202pp.

 
 
 


 

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The 80th edition of Kelly's Directory of Manufacturers and Merchants for Eurpe for the year 1966-67 Volume II.

Kelly's Directory (or more formally, the Kelly's, Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory) was a trade directory in the United Kingdom that listed all businesses and tradespeople in a particular city or town, as well as a general directory of postal addresses of local gentry, landowners, charities, and other facilities. In effect, it was a Victorian version of today's Yellow Pages. 

 Many reference libraries still keep their copies of these directories, which are now an important source for historical research.

The namesake and originator of the directory was Frederic Festus Kelly. In 1835 or 1836 he became chief inspector of letter-carriers for the inland or general post office, and took over publication of the Post Office London Directory, whose copyright was in private hands despite its semi-official association with the post office, and which Kelly had to purchase from the widow of his predecessor.

He founded Kelly & Co. and he and various family members gradually expanded the company over the next several decades, producing directories for an increasing number of UK counties and buying out or putting out of business various competing publishers of directories.


CONDITION

In a decorative red cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. There is some minor staining to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. Overall: GOOD.

 


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