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Territorial Library: Arts, Manufactures, and Domestic Economy; Trade and Commerce

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 16, 2008

See here for an explanation of this post, as well as for links to other sections of the catalog.

Catalogue of Books, Maps, &c. Belonging to the Utah Territorial Library, October, 1852.

Arts, Manufactures, and Domestic Economy.

Alcott, W.A. Young House-Keeper. (Boston, 1842).

Allen, Saml. Poultry Yard. (New York, 1850).

Beecher, Miss – . Domestic Economy. (New York, 1850).

Bement, C.N. Poulterer’s Companion. 5th ed. (New York, 1849).

Berzelius, – . Use of the Blow Pipe. (London, 1845).

Bigelow, Jacob. Useful Arts. 2 vols. (New York, 1850).

Copley, Mrs. – . Kind Words for the Kitchen. (New York, 1848).

Familiar Treatise on Arts. (Boston, 1845). Presented by Wm. T. Tewksbury.

Gelroy, Clinton G. Art of Weaving Illustrated. (New York, 1844).

Hall, J.S. Book of the Feet: A History of Boots and Shoes. (New York, 1847).

Hazen, E. Panorama of Professions and Trades. 2 vols. (New York, 1850).

Leslie, Miss – . Complete Cookery. 37th ed. (Philadelphia, 1850).

— . Complete House Book. (Philadelphia, 1849).

— . Indian Meal Book. (Philadelphia, 1847).

— . Ladies’ New Receipt Book. 5th ed. (Philadelphia, 1850).

Manufacture of Porcelain Glass. (Philadelphia, 1846). Presented by R.S. Fisher.

Miner, T.B. Bee-Keeper’s Manual. 2nd ed. (New York, 1849). 2 copies.

Overman, F. Manufacture of Iron. (Philadelphia, 1850).

Parks, Mrs. Wm. Domestic Duties. (New York, 1846).

Science Applied to Domestic and Mechanical Arts. (New York, 1847).

Thomas, J. History of Printing in America. (Worcester, 1810).

Tredgold, Thos. Elementary Principles of Carpentry. (Philadelphia, 1837).

Willement, E.G. Catechism of Familiar Things. (Philadelphia, 1852).

Wonderful Inventions. (New York, 1849).

Vicat, J.L. Mortars and Cements. (London, 1837).

Trade and Commerce.

Conversation about Whale Fishery. 2 vols. (New York).

Elmore, F.H. Defence of Bank of South Carolina. (Columbia, 1850). Presented by Gov. Means.

Goodrich, S.G. Enterprise, Industry, and Art of Man. (Philadelphia).

Heeren, A.H.L. Historical Researches into Politics, Intercourse and Trade. 6 vols. (London, 1846).

Lardner, D. Railway Economy. (New York, 1850).

Library of Commerce. (New York, 1845). 2 copies of vol. 1. Presented by F. Hunt.

McCulloch, – . Commercial Dictionary. 2 vols. (Philadelphia, 1849).



  1. Super cool section. My favorite is Book of the Feet: A History of Boots and Shoes. Not that I would want to read it; it’s just comforting to know that there are such books out there.

    (Berzelius. Use of the Blow Pipe) I wonder if you can really learn a craft like glass-making from a book?

    (Vicat, J.L. Mortars and Cements) Do you think he has any references to Meso-American building practices? (Vicat was the inventor of the type of cement used before Portland cement.)

    (Conversation about Whale Fishery.) I was going to make a joke about this book, but then I started wondering if Bernhisel thought the Saints would end up in California [or on a Pacific Island as discussed previously], and then realized that at the time, a large number of Saints were in California, and would be there another five years.

    Comment by Researcher — August 16, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

  2. You’re wiser than I am, Researcher. I had noticed the number of ocean-related books and maps in several parts of the catalog and went ahead and made the jokes. I never even considered that there could be a potential practical value. While I don’t think Bernhisel thought we might be driven from the Great Basin — in 1851 when he worked on this collection, before the end-of-year return of the runaway judges, relations between the Mormons and the federal government were looking pretty bright — still, he was a forward looking man who very well might have considered a Mormon presence on the west coast as well as in the mountains.

    Like I said, you’re wiser than I am. But even I am wise enough not to try the glass-blowing thing from a book! “What?!! Why didn’t they say DON’T INHALE at the top of the page?!”

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 16, 2008 @ 1:34 pm

  3. By the way, the three catalog sections posted today mark the completion of this part of the project. Now I’m getting down to work on coding the links that Edje and especially Researcher have provided, and then moving all parts of the catalog together to a place which will be perpetually accessible from Keepa’s front page.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — August 16, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

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