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From: "Mary D. Taffet" <>
Subject: Re: [BKLYN] Directory Abbreviations?
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:53:53 -0400
My guess for "r do" would be residence ditto, in other words, she lived
at the same address where she was a nurse.
I've seen similar things in other directories, and in other types of
records (i.e. the use of "r" to denote residence, and the use of "do" to
denote "ditto", rather than using the more familiar symbol ' " ').
On 8/26/2010 2:47 AM, wrote:
> Perhaps someone can explain what certain abbreviations mean, in NYC
> Directories? Although I managed to searh the abbreviation list online, the two
> that I need.
> Example 1---
> [surname] James (u. s. a.) home 27 State [1865 Brooklyn Directory
> Question: What does "u. s. a." spaced& caps like this mean?
> Example 2---
> [surname] Mary E nurse 707 Jackson av r do
> Question: What does it mean after Jackson Avenue?
> Many thanks,