William Bowyer papers 1674-1874

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William Bowyer papers, 1674-1874

William Bowyer papers 1674-1874

Correspondence and other papers relating to William Bowyer's (1699-1777) work as a printer in London. The bulk of the correspondence consists of incoming letters to Bowyer from the scholars Edward Clarke, William Clarke, and Jeremiah Markland, concerning printing, scholarly subjects, languanges including Greek and Hebrew, and family matters. Other correspondents include James Stanier Clarke, Catherine Markland, William Strode, Moses Williams, and William Wotten. Also includes two items written by Bowyer and a few letters addressed to Bowyer's apprentice and partner John Nichols. Letters prior to 1737 may have been addressed to the elder William Bowyer. Two letters in latin, signed "Ambrosius Bonvicus," were probably written by Ambrose Bonwicke as a student at St. John's College, Oxford. Other Papers include a manuscript address for a Mr. Stawell to give to the Duchess of York, an engraving of William Bowyer, an 1874 collection inventory by James Crossley, and proof sheets of an unidentified history of Bowyer's printing business.

Total Boxes: 2 (incl. 1 oversize box); Linear Feet: 1.33

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Strode, William, 1598 or 1599-1645

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Markland, Catherine.

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Nichols, John, 1745-1826

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John Nichols (1745-1826) apprenticed as a printer in London with William Bowyer, and then entered into a partnership with Bowyer from 1767 until Bowyer's death in 1777. He served as printer, editor, and part-owner of the Gentleman's Magazine from 1778 until his death, and was a prolific editor and author of scholarly works. From the guide to the Papers, 1777-1822., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) John Nichols (1745-1826) was one of the most pr...

Markland, Jeremiah, 1693-1776

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Clarke, James Stanier, 1765?-1834

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James Stanier Clarke, Church of England clergyman and author. He served for a short time as a chaplain in the British navy. He published several books relating to naval history, and in 1812 was appointed historiographer to the king. From the description of James Stanier Clarke manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1801-1821 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 99734540 From the guide to the James Stanier Clarke manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1801-1821, (The New Yo...

Clarke, Edward, 1730-1786

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Epithet: witness of Wolley Ch xii.71, 85 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x0002df Epithet: of King's Heath Racecourse Birmingham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000757.0x00028a Epithet: calico-printer, of Dublin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000...

Clarke, William, 1696-1771

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Bonwicke, Ambrose, 1652-1722

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Bowyer, William, 1663-1737

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William Bowyer (1699-1777) was the son of printer William Bowyer (1663-1737). He was placed by his father as a sizar at St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1716. Without finishing his degree, Bowyer began working for his father in 1722. Bowyer often printed scholarly and literary works. In 1729 he was appointed to print votes of the House of Commons, and in 1761 was appointed printer for the Royal Society. He also wrote and published some of his own works. A notable apprentice of Bowyers's was Joh...

Williams, Moses, 1685-1742

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Wotton, William, 1666-1727

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