New York City
Named after David T. Valentine, the clerk of the Common Council, Valentine's Manual[s] were made to compile the city’s annual reports and directories. The manuals were published from 1841/2 until Valentine’s death in 1866. There was no volume for 1867 and the following year, the manuals resumed publication for
a few years under successive clerks—Joseph Shannon (1868 and 1869) and John Hardy.
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