Bowyer, William, 1699-1777

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William Bowyer (1699-1777) was the only son of printer William Bowyer (1663-1737). He studied as a sizar at St. John's College, Cambridge, but did not take a degree. Bowyer was printer for the Royal Society and printed votes for the House of Commons as well as some of his own works.

From the description of William Bowyer papers, 1674-1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146577

Epithet: the younger, printer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x000082

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referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Bowyer, William, 1699-1777. William Bowyer papers, 1674-1874. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides, extra-illustrated, 1711-1834 (inclusive). Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of William Bowyer the Younger, Printer, 1754-97 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Surrender of copyright : manuscript, 1732 July 22. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hoadly, John, 1711-1776,. Autograph letter signed from John Hoadly to William Bowyer [manuscript], 18th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Nichols family. Nichols family papers, 1713-1874, [microform]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. i + 207). This includes a letter signed by William Cobbett, 1801 (f. 55), and copies of letters from Sterne and Swift (ff. 178, 185). For the names of authors, publishers, etc., see the Index to this catalogue; and for the titles of lit..., 1801 British Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D Houghton Library
creatorOf Bowyer, William, 1699-1777. Holograph excerpt from an essay on the Roman senate (p. 109). Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bowyer, William, 1663-1737. The Bowyer ledgers : the printing accounts of William Bowyer, father and son, 1710-1781. Grolier Club
referencedIn William Upcott papers, 1650-1881. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bowyer, William, 1699-1777. Autograph letter signed, 1759 Jan. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. i + 214). (a) Papers relating to the "European Magazine," with details respecting the Handel Commemoration, 1784-1787. ff. 59 b-100; (b) Facsimile of Milton's assignment of "Paradise Lost" to S. Symons, 1667. The original is Add. MS. 1886... British Library
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associatedWith Bonwicke, Ambrose, 1652-1722. person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Bowyer, William, 1663-1737. person
associatedWith Clarke, Edward, 1730-1786. person
associatedWith Clarke, James Stanier, 1765?-1834. person
associatedWith Clarke, William, 1696-1771. person
correspondedWith Hoadly, John, 1711-1776, person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Markland, Catherine. person
associatedWith Markland, Jeremiah, 1693-1776. person
associatedWith Nichols family. family
associatedWith Nichols, John, 1745-1826. person
associatedWith Strode, William, 1600 or 1601-1645. person
associatedWith Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. person
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
associatedWith Williams, Moses, 1685-1742. person
associatedWith Wotton, William, 1666-1727. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Printing--17th-18th centuries
Printers--Great Britain


Birth 1699-12-19

Death 1777-11-18







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