Richard Bentley and Son

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Richard Bentley (1794-1871) was born in London and attended St. Paul's school; in 1819 joined printing office set up by his brother Samuel; became partner of Henry Colburn, publisher of fashionable novels, 1829; after Colburn's departure, Bentley published Dickens' Oliver Twist; began Bentley's Miscellany in 1837, with first Charles Dickens and then W.H. Ainsworth as editor until it ceased publication in 1868; published a series of 127 volumes known as standard novels; retired 1867, after which his son George Bentley (1828-95) ran the business; his grandson Richard Bentley (1854-1936) ran the business for five years until its dissolution in 1898.

From the description of Papers, 1800-1936. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38990010

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Richard Bentley (1794-1871) was born in London and attended St. Paul's school; in 1819 joined printing office set up by his brother Samuel; became partner of Henry Colburn, publisher of fashionable novels, 1829; after Colburn's departure, Bentley published Dickens' Oliver Twist ; began Bentley's Miscellany in 1837, with first Charles Dickens and then W.H. Ainsworth as editor until it ceased publication in 1868; published a series of 127 volumes known as standard novels; retired 1867, after which his son George Bentley (1828-95) ran the business; his grandson Richard Bentley (1854-1936) ran the business for five years until its dissolution in 1898.

From the guide to the Richard Bentley and Son papers, 1800-1936, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Richard Bentley and Son. Copyright agreements : manuscript, [ca. 1877] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Richard Bentley and Son papers, 1800-1936 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
referencedIn Aikin-Kortright, Fanny, 1821-1900. Letters by nineteenth century women authors, 1851-1917. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Richard Bentley and Son. Papers, 1800-1936. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Richard Bentley and Son. Accounts : for the publication and sale of Prescott's History : manuscript, 1849-1850. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. Letters to Richard Bentley, 1837-1858. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Whewell, William, 1794-1866. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901. Papers of Sir Walter Besant [manuscript], 1888-1922 bulk 1888-1901). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bentley, R. (Richard), 1854-1936. Papers, 1883-1934. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Richard Bentley (Firm). Richard Bentley records, 1806-1915. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Original agreements for the publication of Charles Dickens' works : manuscript, 1837-1841. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876. Papers, 1817-1849. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Haliburton, Thomas Chandler, 1796-1865. Letters to Richard Bentley, 1838-1861. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876. person
associatedWith Bentley, George, 1828-1895. person
associatedWith Bentley, R. 1854-1936. person
associatedWith Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871. person
associatedWith Bentley, R. (Richard), 1854-1936. person
associatedWith Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Haliburton, Thomas Chandler, 1796-1865. person
associatedWith Judd & Co., corporateBody
associatedWith Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. person
associatedWith Richard Bentley and Son Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Richard Bentley (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Whewell, William, 1794-1866. person
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Copyright--19th century
Publishers and publishing--Archival resources
Publishers and publishing--England--London--Archival resources
Publishers and publishing--19th century
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