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Letter-books of Kincaid & Bell (from 1771 Kincaid & Creech), publishers, Edinburgh

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Letter-books of Kincaid and Bell (from 1771 Kincaid and Creech), publishers, Edinburgh, Sept. 1764-Aug. 1769, Sept. 1769-Jan. 1773.

Dates

  • 1761-1785

Extent

0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 20, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. c. 20-21

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17020

Abstract

Letter-books of Kincaid & Bell (from 1771 Kincaid & Creech), publishers, Edinburgh

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Kincaid (1710–1777), bookseller and printer, was born in Falkirk on 17 March 1710. Kincaid and John Bell formed a partnership in May 1758 and worked together as the publishing house Kincaid and Bell until their dissolution in May 1771. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from John Grant of Edinburgh, 1932.
Title
Letter-books of Kincaid & Bell (from 1771 Kincaid & Creech), publishers, Edinburgh
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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