Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871

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Richard Bentley was a London publisher, first with Colburn and Bentley, later with Bentley and Sons. Bentley published many of England's most popular writers, including Dickens, Thackeray, Wilkie Collins, Marie Corelli, and Mrs. Henry Wood. He also published important English editions of American authors such as Poe and Cooper.

From the description of Richard Bentley letter to J. LeSouëf, 1833 Nov. 18. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 58802263

Richard Bentley, English printer and publisher. His major contributions to nineteenth-century publishing are the Standard Novels, freshly revised texts of major contemporary authors made affordable for the middle class ; Bentley's Miscellany, the periodical in which Dickens's Oliver Twist was first published ; and Temple Bar, a popular literary magazine.

From the description of Richard Bentley manuscript material : 3 items, 1832-1833 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76699436

From the guide to the Richard Bentley manuscript material : 3 items, 1832-1833, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English publisher.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Charles Mackay, 1870 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133432

Epithet: publisher

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000205.0x00001e

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creatorOf Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844. Thomas Campbell manuscript material : 63 items, 1809-1844 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Charles Dickens Legal Papers, 1837-1897 British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Cayley, George John, 1826-1878. George John Cayley letters to Richard Bentley, 1853 and undated. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Morgan, Lady (Sydney), 1783-1859. Lady Sydney Morgan letters, 1806-1843. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to John Julius Crackenbottom, [1838 Spring?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley manuscript material : 414 items, 1815-1850 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Papers of the Publishing House of Bentley, 1829-1936 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. Letters, ca. 1842-1908. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles, Bray, near Dublin, to Richard Bentley, Esq., London [manuscript], 1844 July 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871,. Autograph letter signed from Richard Bentley to Rev. R.H. Barham [manuscript], 1840 February 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903. Papers of Charles Godfrey Leland [manuscript], 1844-1890. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. William Harrison Ainsworth collection of papers, [1836]-1889. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. Papers of William Hickling Prescott [manuscript], 1836-1858. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters to Richard Bentley, 1838-1861. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. Papers of Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe [manuscript] 1826-1898. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Anthony Trollope collection of papers, 1842-1927 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Leigh Hunt manuscript material : 332 items, 1801-1859 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Original agreements for the publication of Charles Dickens' works : manuscript, 1837-1841. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn William Harrison Ainsworth collection of papers, 1823]-1889 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884. Abraham Hayward collection, 1791-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871. Richard Bentley letter to J. LeSouëf, 1833 Nov. 18. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873,. Autograph letters signed from William Charles Macready to various recipients [manuscript], 1817-1866. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875. Autograph letters signed (29) and letter signed, to Richard Bentleyand an autograph letter signed to George Bentley : Copenhagen, etc. 1848 July 12-1873 Mar. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845. The old woman of Newbury : manuscript, [183-?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Washington Irving collection of papers, [1805]-1933 bulk (1815-1859). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn William Godwin manuscript material : 383 items, 1778-1836 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Mackay, Charles, 1814-1889. Autograph letter signed : London, to Richard Bentley, 1840 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Richard Bentley, [1837 Jan. 3]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Publishing papers: legal documents and agreements, 1837-1879 British Library
referencedIn Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881. Benjamin Disraeli papers, 1805-1896. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Harris Barham collection of papers, 1798?]-1930, 1827?-1845 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Thomas Campbell manuscript material : 66 items, 1803-1844 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Haliburton, Thomas Chandler, 1796-1865. Letters to Richard Bentley, 1838-1861. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : [London], to William Charles Macready, 1840 July 28 [i.e. 21]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rutland, John James Robert Manners, Duke of, 1818-1906,. Autograph letter signed from John James Robert Manners, Duke of Rutland, to Mr. Bentley [manuscript], 1856 March 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1934 (bulk 1830-1881). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845. The old woman of Newbury : manuscript, [183-?]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Hatton, Ann Julia, 1764-1838,. Autograph letters signed from Ann Julia Hatton, Swansea, to various people [manuscript], 1818-1838. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Richard Bentley and Son. Papers, 1800-1936. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849. Letter to Richard Bentley. Edgeworthstown, [Ireland]. 1834 July 4. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Ralph Waldo Emerson letters from various correspondents, ca. 1814-1882. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to William Charles Macready, [1840 Feb. 23]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bayly, Thomas Haynes, 1797-1839. Friar Laurence and Juliet, a dialogue [manuscript], ca. 1836. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Tinsley, William, 1831-1902. William Tinsley letters to Richard Bentley in regard to the publication of Rhoda Broughton's novel, Not Wisely, But Too Well, 1873-1875. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Autograph letter signed : London, to William Harrison Ainsworth, 1839 Apr. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles. Draft of an agreement to edit Bentley's Miscellany for two years : autograph document, ca. 1836. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Strickland, Agnes, 1796-1874. Letter to [Richard] Bentley. Blackburn, Eng. 1865 Aug. 31. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn James Fenimore Cooper collection, 1792-1976, 1792-1894 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richard Bentley (Firm). Richard Bentley records, 1806-1915. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Clerke, Thomas Henry Shadwell, 1792-1849. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Richard Bentley, [1829] Oct. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Street, Alfred Billings, 1811?-1881. Letters from Richard Bentley [manuscript] 1849-1850. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Anthony Trollope collection of papers, [1842]-[1927]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Abraham Hayward collection, 1791-1962 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Papers of Washington Irving [manuscript], 1804-1936 (bulk 1804-1859). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Charles Dickens collection of papers, [1833]-[1975] bulk ([1833]-1909). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bray, Mrs (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883,. Autograph letter from Anna Eliza (Kempe) Bray to Mr. Bentley, Dorset St., Fleet St. [manuscript], 1828 July 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Godwin, William, 1756-1836. William Godwin manuscript material : 338 items, 1778-1836 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871. Richard Bentley manuscript material : 3 items, 1832-1833 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Wilkie Collins collection of papers, 1849-1890. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Mary Russell Mitford collection of papers, 1828-1854 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. James Fenimore Cooper collection of papers, 1825-1904 bulk (1825-1849). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845. Richard Harris Barham collection of papers, [1798?]-1930 bulk ([1827?]-1845). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1805-1844. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Papers of Henry Wadworth Longfellow [manuscript], 1764-1887 (bulk 1832-1882). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. Papers of George Palmer Putnam [manuscript], 1814-1872. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855. Mary Russell Mitford collection of papers, 1828-1854. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn James Fenimore Cooper collection of papers, 1825-1904, 1825-1849 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. Leigh Hunt manuscript material : 327 items, 1801-1859 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Memorandum of an agreement in the hand of Wilkie Collins, 1850 Nov. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Richard Bentley manuscript material : 3 items, 1832-1833 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. Letters to Richard Bentley, 1837-1858. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Bentley Family papers, 1849-1970 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Washington Irving collection of papers, 1805]-1933, 1815-1859 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Bayly, Thomas Haynes, 1797-1839. Thomas Haynes Bayly manuscript material : 7 items, ca. 1831-1836. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bentley family. Papers, 1849-1970. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Charles Mackay, 1870 Feb. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Wilkie Collins collection of papers, 1849-1890 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), 1802-1838. Letters, 1825-1838. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903. Letters to the Bentleys and Frank D. Finlay [manuscript], 1875-1885. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Autograph letter signed : Concord, to Richard Bentley, in London, 1854 Mar. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kimball, Richard B. (Richard Burleigh), 1816-1892. Papers of Richard Burleigh Kimball [manuscript] 1849-1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Doran, Dr. (John), 1807-1878,. Letter from John Doran, Kensington, to R. Bentley, Esq. [manuscript], 1852 June 3. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Medwin, Thomas, 1788-1869. Thomas Medwin manuscript material : 38 items, 1821-1865 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Alfred, Count D'Orsay mansucript material : 33 items, 1824-1852 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882,. Autograph letter signed from Benjamin Webster, Theatre Royal Haymarket, to Richard Bentley [manuscript], 1841 December 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Richard Bentley and Son papers, 1800-1936 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Autograph letter signed : London, to R. Bentley, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Porter, Jane, 1776-1850. Jane Porter and Anna Maria Porter collection, 1808-1850. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Letters to Richard and George Bentley, Publishers, 1829-89 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn Charles Dickens collection of papers, 1833]-[1975, 1833-1909 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
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associatedWith Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. person
associatedWith Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875. person
associatedWith Bayly, Thomas Haynes, 1797-1839. person
associatedWith Bentley family. family
associatedWith Bentley family. family
correspondedWith Bray, Mrs (Anna Eliza), 1790-1883, person
associatedWith Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860. person
associatedWith Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844. person
associatedWith Cayley, George John, 1826-1878. person
associatedWith Clerke, Thomas Henry Shadwell, 1792-1849. person
associatedWith Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. person
associatedWith Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz, 1837-1896 person
associatedWith Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881. person
correspondedWith Doran, Dr. (John), 1807-1878, person
associatedWith Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849. person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. person
associatedWith Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. person
associatedWith Godwin, William, 1756-1836 person
associatedWith Haliburton, Thomas Chandler, 1796-1865. person
correspondedWith Hatton, Ann Julia, 1764-1838, person
associatedWith Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884. person
associatedWith Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. person
associatedWith Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845 person
associatedWith Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845. person
associatedWith Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. person
associatedWith Kimball, Richard B. (Richard Burleigh), 1816-1892. person
correspondedWith Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862, person
associatedWith Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903. person
associatedWith L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), 1802-1838. person
associatedWith LeSouëf, J., person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Mackay, Charles, 1814-1889, person
associatedWith Maclise, Daniel, 1806-1870 person
correspondedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873, person
associatedWith Medwin, Thomas, 1788-1869. person
associatedWith Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855. person
associatedWith Morgan, Lady (Sydney), 1783-1859. person
associatedWith Orsay, Alfred Guillaume Gabriel, comte d', 1801-1852 person
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 person
associatedWith Porter, Anna Maria, 1780-1832. person
associatedWith Porter, Jane, 1776-1850. person
associatedWith Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. person
associatedWith Putnam, George Palmer, 1814-1872. person
associatedWith Richard Bentley and Son. corporateBody
associatedWith Richard Bentley (Firm) corporateBody
correspondedWith Rutland, John James Robert Manners, Duke of, 1818-1906, person
associatedWith Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 person
associatedWith Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. person
associatedWith Street, Alfred Billings, 1811?-1881. person
associatedWith Strickland, Agnes, 1796-1874. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Tinsley, William, 1831-1902. person
associatedWith Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. person
correspondedWith Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882, person
associatedWith Wells, Gabriel, 1862-1946 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Subject
Printers--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Occupation
Publisher
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Birth 1794-10-24

Death 1871-09-10

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