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Letter from Thomas Combe to John Henry Parker, both publishers

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MS. Eng. c. 8418, fols. 125-126
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Letter from Thomas Combe (Printer to the University at the Oxford University Press from c. 1837) to John Henry Parker (publisher, bookseller, writer on archtecture and, from 1870, Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum), 27 Mar 1838. The letter reveals Combe's character as a printer (as well as juryman in hanging cases), and indicates the relationship betwen Combe/Clarendon Press and Parker, mentioning several of their joint projects, including J.H. Newman's Hymni Ecclesiae and Matthew Holbeche Bloxam's The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture.


  • Creation: 27 Mar 1838


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Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8418, fol. 125].

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MS. Eng. c. 8418, fols. 125-126

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CMD ID 6074


Letter from Thomas Combe to John Henry Parker, both publishers, 27 Mar 1838.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Combe (1796–1872) was a printer, publisher and patron of the arts. John Henry Parker (1806–1884) was a writer on architecture and publisher. Further biographical details of both men can be found in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Richard M. Ford, 21 October 2005.

Catalogue description of a letter from Thomas Combe to John Henry Parker, both publishers
Margaret Czepiel
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First edition

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