Lovell's Business & Professional Directory of Quebec, 1890 - 1891


Cat No.:   CA0324:

The title of this 1051* page directory continues, Alphabetically arranged as to Places, Names, Businesses and Professions. While this title does an excellent job at identifying the primary purpose of the book it fails to mention that the book also provides: Historical sketches of the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec, gazetteer like descriptions of virtually every centre of population throughout Quebec, Indexes of; Cities, Towns and Villages, and Advertisers names as well as a Miscellaneous Index of articles relating to the Dominion of Canada and the Province of Quebec. As bonus material it also contains a list of Banks in Canada and a Postal Guide.

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The language of this directory is primarily English although the names of people and places given in French are respected. Most businesses and professions are identified in English but, particularly in the Trades Directory, the equivalent French description is also usually given.

The main business of the directory can be found in two sections, being:

1. a Business and Professional Directory of the Province of Quebec Alphabetically Arranged as to Place Names, Business and Profession, and

2. a Province of Quebec Classified Directory of Businesses, Trades, Professions, Alphabetically Arranged.

Section 1. lists every place alphabetically, and - for places larger than a village - the most important features; physical, political, economic, social and distinguishing, are mentioned, including the contemporary population. The length of this description varies with the size of the population so that the description of cities may run to several pages. Following are listed all the names of businesses and professionals in Alphabetical order identifying their trade or profession and listing their street address for the larger population centres.

Section 2. lists trades, professions, occupations, facilities, services etc. in alphabetical order and under each provides an alphabetical listing of the Cities, Towns or Villages and in each all those engaged in the trade or profession together with their address (for Cities.)

This Directory provides over 1000 pages just bursting with the names of virtually everyone owning, running or operating a business or professional service in the Province of Quebec in 1890-91, together with a host of contemporary factual information and commercial advertising. A must have for anyone researching family history in the Province of Quebec during the closing decades of the 1800's.

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