John Fowler Trow

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Portrait of J.F. Trow

John Fowler Trow (1810-1886) was a printer and publisher in New York City. Born in Andover, Massachusetts, he moved to New York in 1833. He began publishing city directories in 1848. His business eventually became "John F. Trow & Son," and then "John F. Trow & Co."[1][2] Employees included Peter C. Baker.[3] After Trow's death in 1886, Trow's Directory continued annually for some years.

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  1. ^ "Obituary: John F. Trow", American Bookmaker, New York: Howard Lockwood, 3, p. 89, September 1886 
  2. ^ Henry W. Herrick (1901), "John Fowler Trow", Manchester Historic Association Collections, Manchester, New Hampshire 
  3. ^ J.C. Derby (1884), Fifty Years Among Authors, Books and Publishers, New York: G.W. Carleton & Co. 

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