Child's Gazetteer and Business Directory of Wayne County, NY for 1867 - 68
Child's Gazetteer is also useful in developing an understanding of rural life at the time, in the years immediately following the Civil War. What Child considered important general information (it appears as boilerplate in all his gazetteers) is interesting: "maxims of law", advice on succeeding in business, formulas for mixing peculiar substances, specific information about the states and territories and their attractiveness, and a discussion of how to claim the public lands are just a few of the subjects.
While we originally issued Child's Gazetteer on CD-ROM, we have discontinued our CD line and thus it has been unavailable. However, we've now taken the very same version that appeared on the CD and made it available as a download. As well as the full text of the Gazetteer (all 260 pages of it). Child included a fold-out map in his later gazetteers, but none is present in this early edition. One page of advertisements is also missing, although we have determined the firms that advertised on these two pages.
Those with a spiritual or historic interest in the Mormon faith will be pleased to learn that this book documents the place in New York State where that faith developed -- and at the same time can expect to be repelled at the venomous treatment Child affords the Mormon Church editorially in his section on the history of Palmyra. Be forewarned: this is not for everyone.
Just so you're aware, this book can also be found online as a free download. You may find the free version suits your requirements and will let you save $4. You can also find a paper reprint of this volume available from several online sources for around $45 - $50. If you can find one, an original copy typically costs well over $100.
We think that our version is a good compromise. The scans are high resolution, ensuring no detail is lost. It's in PDF format, permitting you to print individual pages if you wish. And, of course, this version saves you lots over the price of the old CD-ROM or the print alternatives.
We also offer two other Gazetteers that include Wayne County material,
as well as other information about the county. Please take a look!
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