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New London Connecticut.
This Almanac has been ‘used’, in that there are inscriptions throughout by the owner that make it more personal:
Complete with all pages and text.
Rodents have chewed top of front cover and edge of a few other pages, bits of paper on edges missing, some of the ink writing on top of pages mildly affected. Covers yellowed, some paper folds and nicks and rodent nicks. A few rust spots in the interior and folds. Many pencil notations (see above).
Daboll. David Austin, publisher, born in Groton. Conn., in 1813; died there July 8, 1895. He was a grandson of Nathan Daboll, who conceived the idea and published the first number of the "New England Almanac" in 1772, and a son of Nathan Daboll, Jr., who was joint author with his father of " Daboll's Arithmetic" and his successor as publisher of the almanac. The first number of the almanac was prepared under the old oaken roof of the Daboll house, and each succeeding number has been prepared there since. David took up the work on his father's death, and in late years was assisted by his son, David Austin Dabotl, Jr. David, Sr., was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1846 till 1871, and then served a term in the State Senate.
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