Name: Robert Shorthill
First Date: 1806; Last Date: 1806
Function: Bookseller and/or Bookbinder
PrecisEmployee in Alexandria bookstore of Peter Cottom (107) & John A. Stewart (402) in 1806.
Bookseller and/or Bookbinder Alexandria Employee in Alexandria bookstore of Peter Cottom (107) & John A. Stewart (402) in 1806. Shorthill is known to have been a part of the Virginia print trade from his appearance in the Alexandria city census for 1806. He was then either a bookbinder, store clerk, or both, for the firm of Cottom & Stewart, and lived with Stewart in the Second Ward. However, no further information on him has been uncovered, leaving his identity and fate unknown. No Personal Data yet discovered. Sources: Artisans & Merchants.