Saturday, September 6, 2014

On Writing the History of the American Bible Society--Update #65

Mercantile Library of NY (c.1871) after it followed the ABS to Astor Place 
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The writing and polishing of Chapter Three continues. Yesterday morning I managed to work in another 3.5 hour writing session. I spent most of if trying to reconstruct the New York City neighborhood of the first ABS Bible House on 72 Nassau Street between Ann and Beekman.  I learned that the Bible House was located next door to Clinton Hall, the library and lecture hall of the Mercantile Library of New York.  It was fun trying to situate the Bible House on a few 1830s maps I was able to locate online.

I also learned that both the Mercantile Library and the ABS moved to Astor Place in 1853

I am hoping to finish this chapter over the weekend and move onto my chapter on the General Supply.  Stay tuned.