Lackington, George 1768-1844

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George Lackington (1777-1844) was a bookseller and publisher. At 13 years old, he began work in his cousin James Lackington's bookshop. By 1794, it had become a very successful business dealing in remaindered books. George Lackington became head of the firm in 1798, whose name became Lackington, Allen & Co.; by 1803 it had also become a considerable publishing firm. Lackington married Eliza Bullock in 1805 and had three daughters and two sons. In 1825 he bought Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, from William Bullock, and turned part of the building into an exhibition hall, which became an important venue for major works of art. Lackington died in 1844 at his home, and was buried in a family vault at Kensal Green cemetery.

From the description of Letterbook, 1828 Nov - 1833 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702178178

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creatorOf Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872,. Collection on publishing and bookselling, 1749-1835. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn William Upcott papers, 1650-1881. Houghton Library
referencedIn Lackington, James, 1746-1815. Letter: [London], 1800 May. Grolier Club
creatorOf Lackington, George, 1777-1844. Letterbook, 1828 Nov - 1833 Nov. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sir Thomas Phillipps Collection on Publishing and Bookselling, 1749-1835 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA
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associatedWith Egyptian Hall (London, England) corporateBody
correspondedWith Lackington, James, 1746-1815. person
associatedWith Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, person
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Exhibition buildings


Birth 1768

Death 1844-03-31





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