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1820 Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory

Worcestershire General and Commercial Directory, compiled by S Lewis in 1820, is the earliest trade directory for Worcestershire; a copy of may be found at The Hive in Worcester. 

Samuel Lewis (c1782-1865) was the editor and publisher of topographical dictionaries and maps of the United Kingdom. The aim was to give in “a condensed form”, a faithful and impartial description of each place.  Samuel Lewis the elder died in 1865. His son of the same name predeceased him in 1862.  The firm of Samuel Lewis & Co was based in London.