Francis Childs (10/23/1763 - 10/12/1830)

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Borrowing activity from 8/19/1789 to 9/30/1806.
Francis Childs was born on October 23, 1763 in Philadelphia (Nat'l Archives). A protege of John Jay, he learned his trade from Library member William Dunlap, and, with assistance from Benjamin Franklin, opened a printing shop in New York at age twenty-one (Nat'l Archives; Frasca 178-180). He went into business with Library member John Swaine on July 2, 1789 (Nat'l Archives). Among his publications were the New York Daily Advertiser, the third daily paper in America, founded in 1785; the American Price-Current, printed in 1786; and the National Gazette, printed from 1791 to 1793 (Burrows and Wallace 289; Durfee 40). As printers to the Congress of the United States, Childs and Swaine published the House Journal for the first and second sessions of the First Congress (Gov't Printing Office). Appointed New York State printer in 1790, he published a broadside of the first state census (Nat'l Archives). Having taken notes at the state ratification convention in Poughkeepsie for the Federal Constitution, he published the most complete account of the convention debates (Schechter 125). He subsequently lived and worked in Philadelphia and Colchester, Vermont, representing the latter in the General Assembly in 1808 (Durfee 40-41). Childs was a trustee of the New York Society Library in 1792.

He married Sarah Blanchard on July 28, 1787.

He died in Burlington, Vermont, on October 12, 1830 (Durfee 40-41).
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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Hume's Histy. Of Engd.David HumeVolume 28/19/17898/26/1789Self
Transcribed: Webster's DisserationsNoah Webster8/26/17898/28/1789Mr. Bearce
Transcribed: Dillon's TravelsJohn Talbot Dillon8/28/17898/31/1789Mr. Bearce
Transcribed: Raynal on Parliamentsabbé Raynal8/31/17899/2/1789Mr. Bearce
Transcribed: Raynal on Parliamentabbé Raynal9/2/17899/2/1789
Transcribed: Temple's WorksWilliam TempleVolume 19/2/17899/16/1789
Transcribed: Duke of Wharton's LifePhilip Wharton WhartonVolume 19/16/17899/25/1789
Transcribed: Gibbon's R.H.Edward GibbonVolume 210/28/178911/5/1789
Transcribed: Gibbons R. EmpireEdward GibbonVolume 411/9/178911/25/1789
Transcribed: Gibbons Roman EmpireEdward GibbonVolume 511/25/178911/30/1789Self
Transcribed: "Edward GibbonVolume 611/30/178912/16/1789"
Transcribed: "Edward GibbonVolume 712/16/178912/21/1789Sesst
Transcribed: "Edward GibbonVolume 812/21/178912/28/1789
Transcribed: "Edward GibbonVolume 912/28/17891/13/1790
Transcribed: "Edward GibbonVolume 102/19/17903/1/1790
Transcribed: "Edward GibbonVolume 113/1/17903/17/1790
Transcribed: "Edward GibbonVolume 123/17/17903/31/1790
Transcribed: Smolletts TravelsTobias SmollettVolume 23/31/17904/7/1790
Transcribed: Hume EngdDavid HumeVolume 14/7/17904/26/1790
Transcribed: Ferguson on Civil SocietyAdam Ferguson5/5/17905/21/1790
Transcribed: Hume EngdDavid HumeVolume 25/21/17906/4/1790
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 36/4/17906/11/1790
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 46/11/17906/21/1790
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 56/21/17907/6/1790
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 67/6/17907/19/1790
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 77/21/17908/5/1790
Transcribed: "David HumeVolume 88/5/17908/9/1790
Transcribed: Smolletts "Tobias SmollettVolume 68/9/17908/24/1790
Transcribed: "Tobias SmollettVolume 78/24/17909/3/1790
Transcribed: Centlivers plays - SwaineSusanna CentlivreVolume 110/7/179010/16/1790
Transcribed: Review of Nations "John AndrewsVolume 110/27/179010/30/1790
Transcribed: Robtsons ScotlandWilliam RobertsonVolume 110/30/179011/8/1790
Transcribed: Cook VoyageJames CookVolume 111/8/179011/13/1790
Transcribed: Volatires historyVoltaireVolume 111/19/179012/1/1790
Transcribed: VolatireVoltaireVolume 3012/1/179012/11/1790
Transcribed: Lavaters PhyJohann Caspar LavaterVolume 212/30/17901/7/1791
Transcribed: " conVoltaireVolume 3012/30/179012/30/1790
Transcribed: VoltaireVoltaireVolume 3012/30/17901/17/1791
Transcribed: Smolletts EngdTobias SmollettVolume 83/7/17913/15/1791
Transcribed: "Tobias SmollettVolume 93/15/17913/19/1791
Transcribed: "Tobias SmollettVolume 103/21/17913/26/1791
Transcribed: King PrussiaFrederic IIVolume 13/26/17914/6/1791
Transcribed: Ladys EncyJohn SeallyVolume 14/6/17914/18/1791
Transcribed: SterneLaurence SterneVolume 14/18/17914/30/1791
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 24/30/17915/4/1791
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 35/4/17915/9/1791
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 65/9/17915/17/1791
Transcribed: Humes EssaysDavid HumeVolume 15/18/17916/13/17911d
Transcribed: Ency5/26/17916/14/1791
Transcribed: SterneLaurence SterneVolume 56/13/17915/15/1791
Transcribed: De LombJean L. Lolme6/15/17915/30/1791
Transcribed: Smiths EnquiryVolume 16/30/17918/18/1791
Transcribed: SternLaurence SterneVolume 48/1/17918/8/1791
Transcribed: Humes EssaysDavid HumeVolume 28/18/17919/24/17912/8d
Transcribed: Coxes TravelsWilliam CoxeVolume 19/24/17919/28/1791
Transcribed: Raynal indiesGuillaume-Thomas-François RaynalVolume 19/28/179110/4/1791
Transcribed: "Guillaume-Thomas-François RaynalVolume 210/4/179110/22/1791
Transcribed: Coxes TravelsWilliam CoxeVolume 210/13/179111/4/1791
Transcribed: "William CoxeVolume 311/4/179111/17/1791
Transcribed: Raynals IndiesGuillaume-Thomas-François RaynalVolume 311/14/179112/15/1791
Transcribed: Robt. Charles 5thWilliam RobertsonVolume 112/14/17911/11/1792
Transcribed: "William RobertsonVolume 412/14/17911/8/1792
Transcribed: SterneLaurence SterneVolume 91/8/17921/18/1792
Transcribed: Raynals hisGuillaume-Thomas-François RaynalVolume 51/11/17921/27/1792
Transcribed: Raynals HistoryGuillaume-Thomas-François RaynalVolume 61/27/17922/21/17928/6d
Transcribed: Moore FranceVolume 12/21/17923/8/17923d
Transcribed: Sterns WorksLaurence SterneVolume 102/21/17923/2/1792
Transcribed: "Volume 23/9/17923/13/1792
Transcribed: "ItalyJohn MooreVolume 13/12/17923/20/1792
Transcribed: "John MooreVolume 23/24/17923/26/1792
Transcribed: G. CiceroWilliam Guthrie; Marcus Tullius CiceroVolume 13/26/1792
Transcribed: Robrtsons IndiesWilliam Robertson3/28/17924/21/17926d
Transcribed: Moore ItalyJohn MooreVolume 13/28/17923/28/1792
Transcribed: Moore ItalyJohn MooreVolume 24/7/17924/28/1792
Transcribed: Gut CiceroWilliam Guthrie; Marcus Tullius CiceroVolume 24/28/17924/28/1792
Transcribed: CatNew York Society Library3/24/18002/
Transcribed: History N YorkWilliam Pitt Smith5/30/18006/16/1800
Transcribed: FingalJames Macpherson4/7/18014/21/1801
Transcribed: "James Macpherson4/21/18014/22/1801
Transcribed: Ouvres de MoliereMolièreVolume 14/22/18015/4/1801
Transcribed: "MolièreVolume 25/4/18015/18/1801
Transcribed: "MolièreVolume 35/18/18016/1/1801
Transcribed: "MolièreVolume 46/2/18016/16/1801
Transcribed: "MolièreVolume 56/16/18016/29/1801
Transcribed: "MolièreVolume 66/27/18017/7/1801
Transcribed: "MolièreVolume 77/2/18017/7/1801
Transcribed: "MolièreVolume 87/7/18017/11/1801
Transcribed: Genlis method teachingStéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis12/15/180212/18/1802
Transcribed: Struve on EducationChristian August Struve12/18/180212/21/1802
Transcribed: Maurices Art Teach12/21/180212/31/1802
Transcribed: Domestic EncyclopAnthony WillichVolume 112/31/18021/17/1803
Transcribed: Lessons GovernessStéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis1/17/18031/18/1803
Transcribed: Domestic EncyclopAnthony WillichVolume 31/18/18032/2/1803
Transcribed: Morris MentorDavid Morrice2/2/18032/14/1803
Transcribed: Domestic EncyclopAnthony WillichVolume 22/14/18033/3/1803
Transcribed: "Anthony WillichVolume 43/3/18033/8/1803
Transcribed: Butlers AnalogyBishop Joseph Butler3/8/18033/15/1803
Transcribed: ShakespeareWilliam ShakespeareVolume 63/15/18033/23/1803
Transcribed: Tissot on healthKirkpatrick3/23/18034/9/1803
Transcribed: Rumfords EssaysBenjamin Rumford4/9/18035/9/18032/6
Transcribed: Ouvres de RacinJean RacineVolume 16/4/18036/24/18036d
Transcribed: "Jean RacineVolume 26/24/18037/14/18036d
Transcribed: "Jean RacineVolume 37/14/18037/27/1803
Transcribed: Life HowardJohn Howard7/27/18037/29/1803
Transcribed: Payleys TheologyWilliam Paley7/29/18038/16/1803
Transcribed: Edinburgh Repository8/16/18038/19/1803
Transcribed: Hogarth IllustratedJohn IrelandVolume 18/22/180311/9/1803
Transcribed: De nons TravelsVivant DenonVolume 111/9/180311/18/1803
Transcribed: "Vivant DenonVolume 211/18/180312/9/1803
Transcribed: "Vivant DenonVolume 311/18/180312/9/1803
Transcribed: Wilson's EgyptVolume 112/17/180312/19/1803
Transcribed: "Volume 212/19/180312/23/1803
Transcribed: Castle ThulieresVolume 112/23/180312/27/1803
Transcribed: Broughton's PolicyVolume 212/27/180312/29/1803
Transcribed: Dallas M WarRobert Charles DallasVolume 112/29/18031/7/1804
Transcribed: Irvings AdventuresEyles IrwinVolume 11/7/18041/7/1804
Transcribed: "Eyles IrwinVolume 21/7/18041/11/1804
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 11/11/18041/28/1804
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 21/11/18041/28/1804
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 31/11/18041/28/1804
Transcribed: Stauntons ChinaGeorge Leonard StauntonVolume 11/28/18041/31/1804
Transcribed: "George Leonard StauntonVolume 21/31/18042/4/1804
Transcribed: Descriptions de AlpesMarc-Théodore BourritVolume 22/4/18042/20/1804
Transcribed: Descriptions de AlpesMarc-Théodore BourritVolume 32/4/18042/20/1804
Transcribed: Descriptions de AlpesMarc-Théodore BourritVolume 12/4/18042/20/1804
Transcribed: Gantz's State EuropeFrederick Gentz2/20/18044/16/18045/6
Transcribed: Savage AverignJean Marc Gaspard Itard5/17/18045/17/1804
Transcribed: ShakespeareWilliam ShakespeareVolume 15/17/18046/16/18042/6
Transcribed: Burton's LecturesJohn Burton6/16/18047/3/18043d
Transcribed: Belsham's EnglandWilliam BelshamVolume 67/3/18047/5/1804
Transcribed: "William BelshamVolume 97/5/18047/27/1804
Transcribed: "William BelshamVolume 107/27/18048/18/1804
Transcribed: Aikins LettersJohn Aikin8/18/18048/28/1804
Transcribed: Goldsmiths A NatOliver GoldsmithVolume 28/28/18049/3/1804
Transcribed: "Oliver GoldsmithVolume 39/3/18049/13/1804
Transcribed: "Oliver GoldsmithVolume 49/13/18049/17/1804
Transcribed: "Oliver GoldsmithVolume 810/24/180411/3/1804
Transcribed: Asiatic A RegisterVolume 111/3/180411/6/1804
Transcribed: " for 180211/6/180411/14/1804
Transcribed: Johnsons PoetsSamuel JohnsonVolume 3511/14/180411/27/1804
Transcribed: "Samuel JohnsonVolume 3611/27/180412/11/1804
Transcribed: Volneys View12/11/180412/21/1804
Transcribed: EvelinaFanny BurneyVolume 112/21/180412/24/1804
Transcribed: EvelinaFanny BurneyVolume 212/21/180412/24/1804
Transcribed: CamillaFanny BurneyVolume 212/24/18041/10/18059d
Transcribed: CamillaFanny BurneyVolume 312/24/18041/10/18059d
Transcribed: CamillaFanny BurneyVolume 112/24/18041/10/18059d
Transcribed: Vertots R RomeAbbé de VertotVolume 11/10/18052/6/18052/2
Transcribed: Vertots R RomeAbbé de VertotVolume 21/10/18052/6/18052/2
Transcribed: Hayleys PoemsWilliam Hayley2/6/18052/9/1805
Transcribed: Female Biog.Volume 12/9/18052/20/1805
Transcribed: Rumford's EssaysBenjamin RumfordVolume 32/20/18053/12/1805
Transcribed: McKinnons Tour3/27/18056/17/1805
Transcribed: Mores WorksVolume 36/10/18056/12/1805
Transcribed: Thomsons Plays6/12/18057/27/18052/7
Transcribed: Belle SavageJames Nelson BarkerVolume 28/6/18058/23/1805
Transcribed: Belle SavageJames Nelson BarkerVolume 18/6/18058/23/1805
Transcribed: Popular TalesVolume 38/23/18058/29/1805
Transcribed: "Volume 19/1/18059/5/1805
Transcribed: Acerbis TravelsGiuseppe AcerbiVolume 111/15/180511/20/1805
Transcribed: Popular TalesVolume 211/20/180511/23/1805
Transcribed: Caroline LitchfieldThomas Holcroft; Isabelle de Montolieu 11/23/180512/3/1805
Transcribed: Acerbis TravelsGiuseppe AcerbiVolume 212/3/180512/5/1805
Transcribed: "Giuseppe AcerbiVolume 112/5/180512/5/1805
Transcribed: Literary LeisureHewson ClarkeVolume 212/6/180512/23/1805
Transcribed: Acerbis TravelsGiuseppe AcerbiVolume 212/23/1805
Transcribed: Act rendered9/30/18068 13/100
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