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Correspondence of Bradbury and Evans, mainly relating to Punch


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Correspondence of Bradbury and Evans, mainly relating to Punch, 1833-1900. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically, and as well as letters from the regular staff of Punch, the collection also includes letters from Wilkie Collins, Charles Kingsley, Bulwer Lytton, Harriet Martineau, George Meredith, John Everett Millais, Charles Reade, Alfred Tennyson, William Thackeray and Anthony Trollope. Many of the letters from Punch illustrators contain sketches and cartoons.


  • 1833-1900


3 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. d. 396].
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MSS. Eng. lett. d. 396-8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13365

Biographical / Historical

Bradbury and Evans (which became Bradbury and Agnew in 1872) was a printing firm. The firm owned the title Punch from 1842, until it was sold to United Newspapers in 1969.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1977.
Correspondence of Bradbury and Evans, mainly relating to Punch
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom