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Abbreviations List

19th and Early 20th Century Abbreviations used on this site


** = part of my personal collection

&c = etcetera

c = colored

(c) = colored

(col'd) = colored

ab = above

acct = account

add = addition                        

adv = advertisement

agt = agent

AK = Alaska

al = alley

AL = Alabama

ambro = ambrotype

appr = apprentice

AR = Arkansas

assn = association

asst = assistant

av = avenue

Ave = avenue

AZ = Arizona

b = born

b = boards

(B) = Boston

bghs= boarding house

bds = boards

bef = before

bel = below

bet. = between

bey = beyond

bldg = building

blk = block

blvd = boulevard

boul = boulevard

brds = boards

bus = business

busi -= business

bvd = boulevard

c = colored

c = corner

CA = California

ca = circa

cab = cabinet photograph, cabinet card

cap = capital

Capt = captain

cdv = carte de visite

C. H. = courthouse

clk = clerk

CO = Colorado

Co. = company

Co. = county

col'd = colored

collr = collector

com = commercial

com = commission

com = commissioner

comp = compositer

cor = corner

Ct = court

CT = Connecticut

dag = daguerreotype

Dak. = Dakota Territory

d. artist = daguerreotype artist

dau. = daughter

DC = District of Columbia

DE = Delaware

Dep = deputy

dept = department

Dist = district

do = ditto

dom = domestic

DT = Dakota Territory

e = east or east of

EB = East Boston

ED = election district

emig = emigrated

emp = employed

eng = engineer

engr = engraver

e s = east side of street

est = estate

exch = exchange

ext = extension

f = female

Fed = federal

FL = Florida

fl = floor

forward = forwarding

forwd = forwarding

fr = from

frt = freight

GA = Georgia

genl = general

gds = goods

h = home, house

hd = head

HI = Hawaii

Hon = Honorable

hts = heights

IA = Iowa

ID = Idaho

IL = Illinois

IN = Indiana

indp = independent

junct = junction

KS = Kansas

(L) = Lynn

LA = Louisiana

la = lane

lab - = laborer

lithog = lithographer

lithogr = lithographer

m = male

MA = Massachusetts

mach = machinist

MD - Maryland

mdse = merchandise

ME = Maine

mer = merchant

mfg = manufacturing

mfr = manufacturer

mgr = manager

MI = Michigan

mkr = maker

mldr= molder

MN = Minnesota

mnfg  = manufacturing

mnfr = manufacturer

mngr = manager

MO = Missouri

MS = Mississippi

MT = Montana

MT = Montana Territory

n = north of

Nat = National

NC = North Carolina

ND = North Dakota

NE = Nebraska

ne = northeast

n e cor = northeast corner

NH = New Hampshire

NJ = New Jersey

NM = New Mexico

not = notary

NPA = National Photographers Association

nr = near

ns = north side of

NV = Nevada

nw = north west

N w cor = northwest corner

NY = New York

o c l = outside city limits

occ = occupation

OH = Ohio

op = opposite

opp = opposite

opr = operater

OR = Oregon

PA = Pennsylvania

pk = park

P. O. = post office

pdlr = peddler

photog = photographer

pk = park

pkg = packing

pl = place

pres = president

prin = principal

prop = proprietor

propr = proprietor

pub = public

pub = publisher

r = rear

r = resides

r = residence

r = rooms

rd = road

ref = reference

ren = renter

res = owner of house

res = residence

res = resides

Rev. = reverend

RI = Rhode Island

rms = rooms

r.m.s. = railway mail service

R.R. = railroad

ry = railway

s = single

s = south

sales = salesman

SC = South Carolina

SD = South Dakota

se = south-east

sec = secretary

servt. = servant

[sic] = intended as written

slsmn. = salesman

soc = society

sq = square

ss = south side of street

st = street

sw = south-west

T = territory

tchr. = teacher

tel = telephone

telegr = telegrapher

Terr = territory

trans = transportation

trav. agt. = traveling agent

Twp = township

treas = treasurer

TX = Texas

US = United States

UT = Utah

w = west

w = white

WA = Washington State

whol = wholesale

wf = wife

WI = Wisconsin

wid = widow

wks = works

ws = west side of street

WV = West Virginia


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