The Salt Lake City Directory and Business Guide for 1869
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: E. L. Sloan & Co.
Date Published: 1869
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45846
57-219pp Octavo [23 cm] Original 1/4 gray cloth under black boards with advertisements printed in gilt on the boards. Very good. Light rubbing to the extremities of the boards. Advertisements on the boards are faded. The folding plate of a view of Salt Lake City is present at the front of the volume. This fold-out has had professional tissue repairs. The folding 'Plat of Salt Lake City' is present in facsimile, and laid in at the rear
This is the first directory for Salt Lake City printed in Salt Lake City, and is uncommon. This work opens with a brief history of Mormonism [p.56-58], followed by chronological list of events in Utah (beginning with the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in 1847) [p. 59-64]. This is followed by a section that contains an overall look at the Territory of Utah at the time, including; history, mining, social organizations, federal officers, local governments, public buildings, schools, cemeteries, churches, post offices, newspapers, etc. [p.65-85]. This is followed by the directory of Salt Lake [87-173]. This followed by a brief history of the Union Pacific Railroad [182-187]. The remainder of this work is dedicated to Chicago [Ill.], and is titled: 'Chicago: Its Growth and Trade' this includes a brief history and overview and ends with a directory of Chicago businesses (including advertisements). A wealth of period advertisement. The publication of this directory was delayed a bit, because so much labor was required in procuring the information, and "it was also delayed on its transit to the printers by the heavy snow storms which impeded travel through the Rocky Mountains in February and March."- The Publishers. Flake/Draper 7757. Howes S555. Woodward 217