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DEPOSITED WITH
BY E. P. DORR, ESQ.

SOCIAL LAW LIBRARY

PAPERS READ BEFORE THE BUFFALO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

TO WHICH IS ADDED A

BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF BUFFALO.

BUFFALO:
PUBLISHED BY E. A. THOMAS.

Franklin Steam Printing House.

THOMAS, TYPOGRAPITER.

1864.

Din 431

KANYAAD OLLEGE LIBRARY

DEPUSITED BY
DASSACHUSETTS STATE LIBRARY

MAY 7 1935

PREFACE.

We herewith present our Directory for 1864. The number of names published this year is nearly 24,500, or about 500 more only than were published last year.

The Directory for 1861 contained about 18,200 names; for 1862 about 21,800; for 1863 nearly 24,000, and for 1864 about 24,500. The small increase noted over 1863 may perhaps be accounted for by the fact that our canvassers in many of the wards found considerable difficulty in procuriig names, and in many cases they were refused outright, under the impression that the names were being registered with a view to a draft for the army! We presume this impression has caused a large deficiency of names in our Directory—but as they do not probably constitute the business portion-no particular loss will occur to the business man. We should like to see a careful canvass made for our city—and respectfully suggest to our Board of Trade the propriety of procuring a full and thorough exhibit of the actual population of Buffalo, as this will never be done except by private enterprise. By the usual mode of computation, that is multiplying the number of names by 4, our population would foot up a little over 110,000— we think it is nearer 120,000.

Among the valuable papers presented in the Directory for 1864, will be found the capital address on the “Physiognomy of Buffalo," by Rev. GEORGE W. HOSMER, D.D., and the paper on the “ Lake Commerce,” prepared by E. P. Dorr, Esq., both of which were read before the Buffalo Historical Society. The usual amount of miscellaneous statistical matter has been collated with much care, and we think the present volume will bear favorable comparison with any of its predecessors.

We do not think we have succeeded in making a perfect Directory—nor do we ever expect to accomplish this. We feel confident that we have used our best efforts, and think our volume will be found useful and tolerably correct. The price of the Directory has been advanced this year to Three Dollars, an advance of 20 per cent. over last year's price, and by no means equal to the general advance we are compelled to pay for labor, paper, type, ink, &c., and yet we are sorry to say this advance in price has excited much oppugnation on the part of some who have heretofore subscribed for our work—in some cases to the extent of declining to subscribe for our Directory. To such, however, as have kindly appreciated our labors, we tender our thanks, and trust to meet them annually for many years to come.

THE COMPILER.
BUFFALO, June, 1864.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1864,

BY E. A. THOMAS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Northern District of New York.

GENERAL INDEX.

Additions and Corrections. -opp. p. 127 | Internal Revenue..

38 Associations and Societies. 44 Jefferson Benevolent Association..

47 Associations for the Relief of the poor. 44 Justices

38 Banks 41 Lake Commerce.

19 Buffalo Advertisements... 63 | List of Names of Residents

...127 Buffalo Business Directory 347 | List of Streets...

53 Buffalo General Hospital.

44 Liquor Dealers' Mutual Protection Association 47 Buffalo Hospital of the Sisters of Charity... 47 Loan Association

46 Board of Trade. 52 Localities of Engines.

36 Canal Officers.. 37 | Martha Industrial School..

47 Catholic Temperance Society. 47 | Medical College

44 Christian Commission ... 46 Medical Association..

44 Churches, Pastors and Trustees.

50 Medical Society of the County of Erie. 44 City Building and Loan Association. 47 Militia

48 City Dispensary 44 Newspapers and Periodicals.

44 City Government. 35 Notaries Public.

39 City Officers 35 | Odd Fellows..

48 Climatology of Buffalo.. 33 Orphan Asylum (Protestant)

46 Constables 36 Orphan Asylum (Catholic).

47 Commissioners of Deeds. 39 Physiogomy of Buffalo.

9 County Officers... 38 Police Station Houses.

37 Courts. 39 Post Office..

41 Custom House Officers.. 38 Public Building, Halls and Hotels.

52 Deutscher Liedertafel.. 47 Public Schools

37 Deutscher Sangerbund. 47 Railroad Companies..

42 Elevators. .358 Railroads (Street).

43 Erie County Agricultural Society 47 Road Companies..

43 Erie County Homeopathic Society. 44 Salaries of City Officers..

36 Female Academy.. 42 Sealers of Weights and Measures.

36 Fine Arts Academy. 45 Sisters of Charity ....

47 Fire Departments. 36 Society of Natural Sciences.

44 Fire Districts. 37 St. Vincent de Paul.

48 Free Masons.. 48 Stage Lines...

43 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.... 47 Street and Avenue Directory

53 Fund for the Defence of the Federal Union. 46 Telegraph Companies...

43 Firemen's Benevolent Association.. 47 Turnverein

47 Gas Light Company... 47 | Water Works.

47 General Aid Society for the Army. 46 | Western Loan Company

46 German Young Men's Association 46 | Young Men's Association..

45 Historical Society ... 45 Young Men's Christian Union..

46 Industrial School Association.. 47 | Young Men's Catholic Society ...

47 Independent Companies (Military)........ 49

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