William King's Mortality Books, Volume 1, 1795-1832


William King’s Mortality Books, Volume 1, 1795-1832 - Jane Donovan and Carlton Fletcher. This is a listing, transcribed from the originals, of all the burials in the Georgetown section of Wash. D.C. for which William King built the coffins (1795-1832.) Never before available to the public, these ledgers of King's coffin sales provide an unexpected look into the social history of 18th and 19th century Georgetown, as well as raw data for mortality and demographic studies. Surnames generally indicate the person that paid for King's services, not the person being buried. All segments of society are represented. A brief biography of William King precedes the listings. (2001), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 250 pp.

ISBN: 9780788418532