Correspondence, mainly of Cadell & Davies
Correspondence, mainly of Cadell & Davies, 1802-1825, including:
- (fols. 1-45) correspondence with John MacCreery, 1802-1805
- (fols. 46-61) detailed accounts from MacCreery, mainly relating to William Roscoe's Life of Leo X (1805), 1803-1805
- (fols. 64-106) correspondence, mainly with William Roscoe, 1821-1825, about his edition of Alexander Pope's Works (1824)
- (fols. 107-109) bookseller's agreements relating to Pope's Works, 1821
- (fols. 110-113) a letter from William Lowndes to Robert Roscoe, [1824?]
The papers bear an earlier numbering, items 64-127, 156-190 (with some gaps).
- Creation: 1802-1825
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 851, fols. 1-2].
MS. Eng. lett. c. 851
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 23106
Correspondence, mainly of Cadell & Davies.
Biographical / Historical
Cadell & Davies was an English publishing company established in London in 1793 by bookseller and publisher Thomas Cadell the younger (1773-1836) and his apprentice, William Davies (d. 1820), when Thomas Cadell the elder (1742-1802) bequeathed his business to them. They shut down after Davies' death in 1819.
John MacCreery (1768-1832) was a printer and poet.
William Roscoe (1753–1831) was a historian and patron of the arts. For further details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought (through the Roy V. Sowyers fund) from Richard Hatchwell: (fols. 1-63) Malmesbury Miscellany 32 (1982), item 27, (fols. 46-109) Alexander Pope catalogue (1988), item 195, and (fols. 110-113) Alexander Pope catalogue (1988), item 107.
- Correspondence, mainly of Cadell & Davies
- EAD version 2023 by Marion Lowman
- EAD version 2023
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