Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 17,810 [found in fiche 1, 1905-06]
Contents: An Historical Business Review; the Present State, County and City Governments; a Complete list of all County Officials, Post Offices, Telegraph, Express, and Money Order offices in Texas; Population of the Unites States and Principal Cities, Population of Principal Nations and Foreign Cities; also an Index of Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, the Full name and Address of all Residents, their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Also, a Valuable Street Index or Guide.
Abbreviations used: add, addition; advt, advertisement; agrl, agricultural; agt, agent; appc, apprentice; ; asst, assistant; ave, avenue; bds, boards; bkpr, bookkeeper; bldg, buildings; bt, between; B.B.S.C.Co, Buffalo Bayou Ship Channel Company; (c), colored; carp, carpenter; clk, clerk; Co, Company; com mer, commission merchant; condr, conductor; cor, corner; del, delivery; dept. department; depy, deputy; dist, district; div, division; e, east; engr, engineer; es, east side; exp, express; ext, extension; frt. freight; genl, general; Govt, Government; G.C.&S.F.Ry, Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway; G.,H.&S.A.Ry, Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway; G.H.&H.R.R., Galveston, Houston & Henderson Railroad; h, home; hdqts, headquarters; H.D.N.Co, Houston Direct Navigation Company; H.E.&W.T.Ry, Houston, East & West Texas Railway; H.&T.C.R’y, Houston and Texas Central Railway; I.&G.N.R.R., International & Great Northern Railroad; lab, laborer; mess, messenger; mfg, manufacturing; mfr, manufactory; mdse, merchandise; n, north; ne northeast; ns, north side; nr, near; nw, northwest; opp, opposite; opr, operator; pass, passenger; P.O., Post office; prest, president; propr, proprietor; propress, proprietress; R.R., Railroad; r, residence; Rev, Reverend or revenue; rms, rooms; Ry, Railway; s, south; se, southeast; secy secretary; slsmn, salesman; ss, south side; st, street; supt, superintendent; sw, southwest; tel, telegraph; T.&N.O.R.R., Texas & New Orleans Railroad; T.T.Co, Texas Transportation Company; T.W. Ry, Texas Western Railway; tkt, ticket; trav, traveling; treasr, treasurer; w, west; (wid), widow; wks, works; ws, west side; yd, yard.
|Content Description||Page Number|
|Addenda ─Changes too Late for Regular Insertion||358|
|Advertisements||1 - 93|
|Business Directory of Houston||315|
|Church Organizations and Societies||346|
|County Officials of Texas||12|
|General Directory of Names||71|
|Houston Business Review||15|
|Houston Post Office and rates of postage||24|
|Houston Street Directory||61|
|Index to Advertisements||6|
|Index to Contents||4|
|Miscellaneous Organizations and Societies||347|
|Money Order offices in Texas||36|
|Railroad Guide from Houston||353|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||341|
|Texas Express Offices in Texas||39|
|U.S. Officials for Texas||23|
|Wells Fargo and Co's Express||41|
|Western Union Telegraph Offices in Texas||38|
Of Special Interest
There are 7 railroads, 8 newspapers, Houston Electric and Power Company, 12 colored organizations, and 6 firehouses listed. Preface was written on May 1, 1884.
Fiche 1 ends with page 75, Anderson, Alban G. (Anderson, Temby & Co.), rms es Maffit bt Providence, Conti
Fiche 2 ends with page 179, Jefferson, Lilly (c), h. Thomas Davenport
Fiche 3 ends with page 283, Talmon, Frank A. (Clay & Talman), r. 56 Robin bt Smith, Crosby
Fiche 4 goes through the end of the Residents on page 314, and on page 315 begins the Business Directory
Fiche 5 is page 80 to 89, of ads.