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Archive of the Publishing House of Bentley


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Papers of three generations of the publishing house of Bentley, consisting of:

  1. Cash-book of Richard Bentley the elder, 1829-1848
  2. Collections of extracts in several hands, including printed pieces and engravings, c. 1832-1858
  3. 'Diary vol. III' of Richard Bentley the younger, 1873-1874
  4. Journal by Anne Bentley of a visit to Spain, 1884-1885
  5. 'Note Book vol. vi', containing extracts by George Bentley from his reading, up to c. 1874
  6. Inventory of the property of George Bentley, June 1895
  7. Inventory of the property of Anne Bentley, November 1898
  8. Letters of condolence to Lucy Bentley, on the death of her husband, Richard Bentley the younger, 1936
  9. Stock certificates of members of the Bentley family, 1855-1877


  • Creation: 1829-1936


0.45 Linear metres (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 810, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. d. 810-811, d. 1209, e. 732-736; Eng. lett. c. 330

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12789


Archive of the Publishing House of Bentley

Biographical / Historical

Richard Bentley & Son was a publisher and bookseller based in London. The members of the Bentley family represented in the collection are Richard the elder (1794-1871), his son George (1828-1895), daughter-in-law Anne, and grandson Richard the younger (1854-1936).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Phillips, Son & Neale in 1974.

Related Materials

See also Papers of Richard Bentley (MSS. Don. b. 12-13, c. 86-87, d. 132-134) and Letters to Richard and George Bentley, Publishers (MSS. Eng. lett. d. 90, d. 100, e. 25).

Catalogue of the archive of the Publishing House of Bentley
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom