Kelly's 1880 Directory of Dorset on CD
Kelly's Directory (or more formally, the Kelly's, Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory) was a trade directory in England that listed all businesses and tradespeople in a particular city or town, as well as a general directory of postal addresses of local gentry, landowners, charities, and other facilities. In effect, it was a Victorian version of today's Yellow Pages.
Parishes are listed for each area with useful information including the number of inhabitants, a geographical description and the main trades and industries of the area or town.
This Directory covers the county of Dorset in 1880.
The books were scanned using an OpticBook scanner and the images saved in PDF format that can be viewed using Adobe Reader, which is widely available as a free to download software item. We make no apologies for any missing or torn pages, scribbles, crossed out words, or margin notes etc, we can only scan the content of the books we purchase, (some are over 200 years old), however the majority of our directories are free from any such faults. Please note that files produced by Steve Garton Genealogy are not searchable as searches of PDF documents generated using OCR software are generally never more than 98% accurate.
The Directory file(s) will be written to a quality CD and printed with the title and our logo. We also provide a .txt file on the CD which gives hints and tips for viewing and navigating the file(s).