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1890 City Directory

Paupers off the Farm Receipt
Poor Farm Receipt, 1891

In 1890 the City of Manchester had a population of 44,126 people. The City Directory listed the name of a citizen, the occupation and the place of residence. The 1890 United States Census for Manchester was destroyed in a fire so the 1890 city directory may be the only reference material available for individuals doing Manchester genealogy for this time period.

The Manchester City Directory for 1890 is a transcription from an original copy. The entries have been abbreviated due to space considerations. After the name of a street, the word "street" has been omitted. According to the Directory, “The total number of names in this Directory is 19,350, of which 688 are names of persons who have died or removed from the city during the past year, with the place to which they have gone, when it could be ascertained. Of this number 3955 are new names, not included in previous editions”.

When a death date is given, this does not mean the death occurred in Manchester. To request information on a specific death, please write a letter to the Office of the City Clerk and remit a $15.00 money order or a check drawn on a New Hampshire bank, payable to the City of Manchester.

Mail your request to:

Manchester City Archives
Office of the City Clerk
One City Hall Plaza
Manchester, NH 03101


1890 Manchester City Directory


List of Abbreviations

  • A - Amoskeag section of Manchester located in West Manchester, near Goffstown, NH
  • C.R.R. - Concord Railroad
  • C & P.R.R. - Concord and Portsmouth Railroad
  • M.H.R.R. - Manchester Horse Railroad
  • M. & L.R.R. - Manchester and Lawrence Railroad
  • M.L.W. - Manchester Locomotive Works
  • M.P.W. - Manchester Print Works
  • M.S.B. - Machine Shop Block
  • N.M. - Namaske Mills
  • P.Q. - Province of Quebec, Canada
  • W.M. - West Manchester

Manufacturers

  • Amoskeag - Cotton Goods
  • Amoskeag Whiffletree - Carriage Manufacture
  • Amory Mills - Fine Sheetings, Shirtings and Jeans
  • Austin, Flint & Day - Doors, sashes, blinds, moldings
  • Baldwin, James Co. - Bobbin, spool and shuttle manufacturers
  • Bisco and Denny - Machine Card Clothing
  • Carney, Lynch & Company - Brewers of Ale and Porter
  • Corey, William - Knitting Machine Needles
  • Cheney, P.C. - Manufacture of Manila and Cardboard Paper
  • Devonshire Mills - Cloth, hosiery manufacture and woolen goods
  • Everett Knitting - Hosiery manufacture
  • Felton, Silas A. & Son - Brush manufacture
  • Forsaith, S.C. - Machinists and General Machine Dealers
  • Hill & Company - Express Company
  • Hodge, J. - Manufacturers of sashes, doors, blinds and moldings
  • Hoyt, F.M. - Shoe Manufacturer
  • Hubbard, William F. - Doors, sashes and blinds
  • Hutchinson, C.H. - Foundry and Machine Works
  • Jefferson Mills - Cloth
  • Josselyn, Lewis & Company - Furniture and Chairs
  • Kimball Brothers - Shoe Manufacture
  • Kimball & Gerrish - Roller Leather Manufacture
  • Langdon Mills - Cloth shirtings and sheetings
  • Leighton, George H. - Knitting Machine Manufacturer
  • Lowell, A.H. - Iron Foundry
  • Manchester Mills - Cotton and woolen goods
  • Manchester Shoe - Shoe Manufacture
  • Namaske - Gingham and Shirting Flannels
  • Olzendam - Hosiery and woolen goods
  • Singer Manufacturing Company - Sewing Machines
  • Smith, J.A.V. - Patent steel fliers
  • Stark Mills - Sheetings, drillings, cotton duck and seamless bags
  • Towle, J.E. - Provisions
  • Union - Daily and Weekly Union newspapers
  • Varick, John B. - Agriculture implements, hardware, iron and steel
  • Varney, D.B. - Brass and Copper Foundry
  • Wallace, A.C. - Boxmakers

Villages

  • Amoskeag - West of the River, via Falls Bridge
  • Bakersville - South end of Elm Street and vicinity
  • Farmersville - North end of Amoskeag Village
  • Goff's Falls - On River Road South below Bakersville
  • Hallsville - On Massabesic Street and vicinity
  • Manchester Centre - On Mammoth Road, southeast of the city
  • Massabesic - Candia Road and vicinity, near Massabesic Lake
  • Piscataquog - West of the River via Granite Street Bridge, West Manchester
  • Rimmonville - West of the River via McGregorville Bridge, West Manchester
  • West Manchester - Includes all that prt of the city west of the river from Amoskeag to Bedford, NH line
  • Youngsville - Junction of Hanover Street and Candia Road and vicinity

Hotels

  • Amokeag Hotel - Front Street (Amoskeag)
  • Beach House - Lake Shore Road
  • City Hotel - 1103 Elm Street
  • Elm House - 742 Elm Street
  • Fletcher Hotel - 3 and 4 Dean Avenue
  • Hanover House - Hanover Street, corner Chestnut Street
  • Hotel Belmont - 610 to 629 Elm Street
  • Hotel Judson - 752 Elm Street
  • Hotel Merrimack - 13, 17 and 19 South Main Street, W.M.
  • Hotel Windsor - 25 Manchester
  • Island Cottage - Fletcher Island (summer)
  • Lake View House - Candia Road, near Auburn, NH line, Massabesic
  • Lowell Street House - 45 Lowell Street
  • Manchester House - 32 Merrimack, near Elm Street
  • Massabesic Hotel - at Massabesic Lake
  • Mill Dam House - Island Pond Road, near Lake Shore Road
  • Park Road House - Nutt Road, junction Pine Street
  • Waverly House - 977 to 981 Elm Street
  • Webster House - 1306 Elm Street
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