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03 July 2014

Devon book trades: Ashburton

Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 7
The Devon book trades: a biographical dictionary

1776: Advert for news carriers for EFP 1/3/1776 3d.
1854: Sale of library EFP 25/5/1854 4c.

Ashburton. ASHBURTON AND SOUTH DEVON GEOLOGICAL AND MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY. 1850. Library. Rules for library etc 1850. Sources: DRO Q/S 56/23.

Ashburton. BAKER. 1823. Printer, bookbinder. Succeeded by Thomas Howe q.v. 1823. Sources: DRO Q/S 69.

Ashburton. Barker, John F. 1925-1930. Printer. East Street 1926-1930. Poster Caxton Printing Works 1925. Sources: Directories ; Clamp (MS).

Ashburton. Batten, Henry. 1821-1823. Bookseller, printer &c. East Street, 1823d. Registered press 24/4/1821. Imprint recorded. Sources: DRO Q/S 52, 69 ; Clamp (MS).

Ashburton. BOYNES, George. 1792. News distributor. 1792d. Sources: UBD, v.2.

Ashburton. Bradford, Henry. 1960. Printer. 12, East Street 1960. Succeeded S. T. Elson 1960. Sources: Directories ; Clamp (MS).

Ashburton. BURTON, John. 1855. Bookseller? West House, 1855h.

Ashburton. CHAPPLE, James. 1843. Printer. Registered press 10/7/1843. Sources: DRO Q/S 68.

Ashburton. CHAPPLE, James Matthew. 1844-1870. Printer, bookseller, stationer. West Street 1844d-1855h; East Street 1856d-1862d; North Street 1870d. Also listed as music professor 1850d, 1870d.

Ashburton. Chapple, William. 1878. Printer. North Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Ashburton. CHAPPLE, William Waycott. 1861. Printer. Registered press 11/1/1861. Sources: DRO Q/S 68.

Ashburton. Clements, Jeff. 1959. Printer. 40, East Street 1959. Sources: Directories ; Clamp (MS).

Ashburton. CREAGH, Henry Couch. 1844-1870. Printer, stationer. Western Road 1844d-1855h; Staverton Place 1870d.

Ashburton. DOBELL, Robert. 1852-1870. Stationer. North Street 1852d-1862d; East Street 1870d. Secretary of subscription library 1852d. Stamp office 1862d-1870d.

Ashburton. ELLIS, John. 1799-1801. Printer. Registered press 13/9/1799. Advert EFP 12/3/1801 1d. Imprint: 1800 Light. Sources: DRO Q/S 52.

Ashburton. Elson, S. and T. 1939. Printer. East Street 1939. Sources: Directories.

Ashburton. Elson, S. T. 1959. Printer. 12, East Street 1959. Succeeded by Henry Bradford 1960. Sources: Directories ; Clamp (MS).

Ashburton. Foot, Peter. 1852-1855. Librarian of subscription library. East Street 1852d; North Street 1855h.

Ashburton. Fursman, James. 1764-1780. Bookseller. Adverts EFP 6/4/1764 3b, 11/1/1765 4c, 16/1/1767 4a, 8/1/1768 2a,4c, 27/1/1769 2d, 5/1/1770 2c, 1/1/1773 2c, 8/1/1773 (advert for The Christian's preparation), 5/1/1776 3, 4b, 26/6/1778 2a. Agent for lottery EFP 27/10/1780 1d. Takes adverts for EFP 5/1/1776. Imprints: 1769: Turner; 1770: Dyer; 1773: Puddicombe. Sources: Plomer; Dredge p.29,106.

Ashburton. Hannaford, John. 1789-1819. Bookseller, stationer. c.1792 Universal British directory. Signed loyal address EFP 2/12/1819 1d/e. Imprints: 1789: Exeter. Sources: UBD, vol.2.

Ashburton. Howe, Thomas. 1823-1827. Printer. Succeeded Mr. Baker, registered press 1823. Agent for Trewman's Exeter Pocket Journal 1827. According to Worth probably the first printer in Ashburton. Sources: Worth p.513; DRO Q/S 69.

Ashburton. Lethbridge, Samuel. 1854. Bookseller. Married: EFP 2/2/1854 8e.

Ashburton. Mann, Samuel. 1844-1861. Bookseller, printer, stationer, newsagent. North Street 1844d-1856d. Died: EFP 14/8/1861. Daughter died EFP 4/5/1854 8f. Agent for magazine EFP 7/9/1854 4c. Imprints: Single prints (Somers Cocks): c1845: 5,9.

Ashburton. Monday, Mary. 1840. Librarian, stationer. West Street 1840d.

Ashburton. Passmore, William. 1844. Printer, bookseller, stationer. East Street 1844d.

Ashburton. Stentiford, C. 1856. Printer, stationer. East Street 1856d.

Ashburton. Stentiford, George. 1850-1855. bookseller, circulating library. East Street 1850h-1855h. Notice P&DJ 5/7/1849.

Ashburton. Stentiford, Mary Ann. 1840-1844. Printer, bookseller, stationer, circulating library. East Street 1840d-1844d. Trade card owned by H.Bradford, printer, Ashburton 1960 includes "Public circulation library. Catalogues may be had gratis". Sources: Clamp.

Ashburton. Stentiford, William. 1835. Stationer. Died EFP 26/3/1835 3a.

Ashburton. Stentiford, William Emmett. 1829-1835. Printer, stationer. East Street 1830d. Married: Mary Ann. Children: William Edward bap. 3/6/1829, John Ley bap. 1/7/1831; Charles Halse bap. 6/9/1833, Ellen Mary bap. 13/5/1835.

Ashburton. SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY. 1852. Library.East Street 1852d. Robert Dobell secretary, Peter Foot librarian 1852d.

Ashburton. Varder, Lavington. 1878. Printer. East Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Ashburton. Vinnicombe. 1819. Bookseller. Mentioned in book EFP 14/1/1819 1d. Imprints: 1819 Hawkins. Sources: Dredge p.115.

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