Sir Thomas Phillipps Collection on Publishingand Bookselling, 1749-1835


Sir Thomas Phillipps Collection on Publishingand Bookselling, 1749-1835

Letters related to publishing and booksellingin 18th and 19th century England, from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps.

1 box; (2.5 linear inches)




SNAC Resource ID: 6661700

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Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872 (person)

English antiquary and collector. He began collecting while at Rugby School and Oxford. On inheriting his father's estate at Middle Hill in Worcestershire, Phillipps embarked on a career of collecting manuscripts and books. His collection of manuscripts eventually numbered over 60,000 items. During Continental trips in the 1820s Phillipps bought heavily, and back in England he continued to do so, often buying up entire estate libraries at auction. He collected Eastern, Greek and Lat...

H.P. Kraus (Firm) (corporateBody)

Lackington, James, 1746-1815 (person)

James Lackington opened his first bookstall in London in 1773 and issued his first catalog in 1779. The firm later was known as Lackington, Allan & Co. and occupied a large premises, "The Temple of the Muses," in Finsbury Square, London. According to his published "Confessions" (1804), he made the business wholly over to his cousin, George Lackington, in 1798. From the description of Letter: [London], 1800 May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122592400 Epithet: Bookseller...

Fenn, John, 1739-1794 (person)

R. and J. Dodsley (corporateBody)

Planquais, Thomas (person)

Boydell, John, 1719-1804 (person)

Samuel Sewall was a Massachusetts judge best known for his involvement with the Salem witch trials. From the description of [Document] 1719 Sep. 28, Boston / John Boydell. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 433551056 ...

Northumberland, Hugh Percy, Duke of, 1742-1817 (person)

Fought in the American Revolution. From the description of Autograph signature to letter : to Mr. Dundas, 1798 May 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611811 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Stuart, 1757 Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611415 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Alnwick Castle, 1796 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609742 From the description of Autograph signature to dictated let...

Bacon, Richard Mackenzie, approximately 1775-1844 (person)

Richard Mackenzie Bacon (1775-1844), musician, journalist and writer, was born at Norwich, where he attended the free school. In 1793 he established a connection with the Norwich Mercury, of which he later became editor (1816) and principal proprietor. In 1813 Bacon and Bryan Donkin obtained a patent for a new printing machine, which was described in Bacon's publication. As well as the Mercury, Bacon was also proprietor and editor of the Quarterly musical magazine and review, which was first pub...

Gaskin, George, 1751-1829 (person)

Tucker, Josiah, 1712-1799 (person)

British economist and clergyman. From the description of Josiah Tucker papers, 1781. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980669 English clergyman and economist. From the description of ALS, 1777 Dec. 6, Gloucester, England, to Thomas Cadell, London. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585644 Josiah Tucker (1712-1799) was born in Wales and was successively curate and rector in Bristol, where he formed a great interest in matters of trade...

Hurst, Robinson, and Co. (corporateBody)

Florian, J. B. (Jolly B.) (person)

Lackington, George 1768-1844 (person)

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, fro...

Bosanquet, George (person)

Laird, James, d. 1840, (person)

Nourse, J. (John), d. 1780 (person)

Cadell & Davies. (corporateBody)

The British publishing and bookselling firm of Cadell & Davies was established in 1793 as a joint partnership between Thomas Cadell (1773-1836) and William Davies (d. 1820). The pair inherited the business from Cadell's father, Thomas Cadell the elder (1742-1802), and carried on his legacy as a leader of the London book trade. After Davies's death in 1820, Cadell began publishing under his own name. The firm was dissolved in 1836 when Cadell died, although sale of the remaining copyrights an...

Ashby, George, 1724-1808 (person)

George Ashby (1724-1808), clergyman and antiquarian, was educated at Eton College and St. John's College, Cambridge. Although he published little himself, he was a correspondent of John Nichols, Thomas Percy, John Gough, James Granger, Daines Barrington, and others and contributed to their work on a number of scholarly topics. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1775. From the description of Commonplace book, [ca. 1770-1790]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702178...

Mordente, John Emmanuel (person)

Bathurst, Charles (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 36193 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x000239 Epithet: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x000238 ...

Wimpffen, Alexandre-Stanislas, baron de (person)

Lambert, Aylmer Bourke, 1761-1842 (person)

Peter Collinson (1694 – 1768) was an English merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Peter Collinson papers, 1560-1811 (inclusive), 1713-1811 (bulk), Bulk, 1713-1811, 1560-1811, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Noble, Mark, 1754-1827 (person)

The Rev. Mark Noble (1754-1827) biographer and antiquarian, was rector of Barming in Kent, and domestic chaplain to George, Earl of Leicester. From the description of The history of the family of Boleyn : particularly that of Queen Ann Boleyn, together with the life of her daughter, and only child, the princess Elizabeth who afterwards ascended the English throne, in which is given a critical examination of Holingshed's account of her imprisonment, 1799 / by the Rev. Mark Noble, F.A....

Stockdale, John, 1749?-1814 (person)

Wrangham, Francis, 1769-1842 (person)

Francis Wrangham: British clergyman, writer and bibliophile. Samuel Egerton Brydges: British writer, editor, publisher, Parliament member, and genealogist. From the description of Letters to Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, 1812-1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84448969 From the description of Letters to Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, 1812-1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146559 Francis Wrangham was an ordained minister and classical scholar, and maintained a lon...

Buckinghamshire, John Hobart, Earl of, 1722-1793, (person)

Stuart de Rothesay, Charles Stuart, Baron, 1779-1845 (person)

Scottish nobleman and English ambassador to France (1815-1830), and Russia (1841-1845). From the description of Papers, 1785-1855. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684765 Charles Stuart, Baron de Rothesay was a Scottish nobleman who attended Eton. Early in his career he acted as a secret agent in Spain and Portugal. His first ambassadorial post was in the Netherlands in 1815. The following fifteen years he served as ambassador in France when Pari...

Leroy de Barde, Alexandre-Isidore, 1777-1828 (person)

Cadell, Thomas, 1773-1836 (person)

London publisher and bookseller. From the description of Papers, 1775-1832. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19317004 ...

Buchanan, Claudius, 1766-1815 (person)

Lovechild, Mrs., 1744-1813 (person)

Conybeare, J. J. (John Josias), 1779-1824 (person)

Lackington, Allen and Co. (corporateBody)