This book is the first Directory of Belfast published by William Matier, at a time when Belfast city was growing very quickly as a consequence of industrialisation. This directory covers the city of Belfast and Ballymacarrett. It gives a full trades directory, and alphabetical lists of all professions, noblemen, gentry, merchants, traders residing in the city and its neighbourhood. This is followed by a full and detailed breakdown of all the public institutions in the city, including their principal staff members, and a full list of all churches. The book also contains many advertisements by traders and merchants.
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