1794.018: Treatise on Canals in Virginia.

Published: 1794

Full Title: To His Excellency Henry Lee, Governor, and the respective gentlemen of the Council ... to the share-holders and others interested in the canals of Virginia … to the commercial interest and property-holders thereof ...

Author: Tatham, William (1752-1819).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 16 pgs.; 23 cm. (4to).


Tatham, the state geographer, writes about possible courses for new canals in Virginia. Imprint lacks colophon; signed in print by William Tatham and dated "Richmond, Virginia, May 1794." Tatham had an ongoing publishing relationship with Thomas Nicolson, but imprint does not provide the evidence needed for definitive attribution of issuing press. No copy could be found for filming by the Early American Imprints Series; only known copy today held by the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

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