1852 City Directory
We here present to the Public, the first San Francisco Directory yet
In an ordinary work of the nature, in a long-established community,
the difficulties are such as to require the closest care, and yet in many in-
stances to disappoint the best efforts of the compiler. All these disadvanta-
ges prevail here in a greater degree, in addition to many others peculiar to
this place alone. The very frequent change of business residence, rendered
necessary by the almost daily change in all the thoroughfares of trade in the
City - the great variety of inhabitants, comprising denizens of every clime,
creed and country - their very mixed occupations, (with the minor difficulties
of foreign languages and names,) all present obstacles to a perfect compre-
hensive summary, such as to task, and almost exceed, the best energies of
any publishers. As far as it has been possible to attain, correctness in a
work of this kind, under such circumstances, the present publishers have en-
deavored to effect it. For any verbal errors, or mistakes in names, almost
unavoidable in a first issue, they request a favorable consideration.
The classification of professions, trades, &c., and the numerous business
advertisements immediately following it, will be found worthy the attention
of the reader. A. W. M. & CO.
San Francisco, Sept 8, 1852.
Names Omitted in the General Directory