Not all of the elements below will appear in every almanac. If an element doesn't appear, the field is left blank.
This is for the title of the almanac. It does not include any beginning articles like a, an, the, nor punctuation if there is any as the first character, like the (Old) Farmer's Almanac.
This is for the area that the almanac is intended. Often, there will be a statement the almanac is for the Boston area or Vermont. If there is more than one region given, the first one is used.
Not often, the author of the almanac is given. This is listed as last name, first name. If it is in the form of something like Poor Richard, the author's name is given just as it is. Some almanacs were used as advertising vehicles; the company's name is used.
The publisher is usually distinguished by a phrase such as "printed for" or even the obvious "published by." If the almanac is a company's advertising vehicle, the company will also be the publisher. Copyright statements are also useful for determining the publisher.
The printer is usually identified in small type at the bottom of the cover or title page, sometimes on the last page. It is most often very straightforward, "Printed by"
This is the state in which the almanac was printed or published.
This is the city in which the almanac was printed or published.
This is the date for which the almanac was printed. Usually, there is a statement, "for the year 1879." If there is no statement like this, than the date it was printed or copyrighted was used.
Some almanacs also have a number.
This is where information is put that may be important, but there isn't anyplace to put it in the preceding columns.
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