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04 July 2014

Devon book trades: Sidmouth

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


E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. BARRETT, Georgina. 1856-1878. Bookseller, fancy stationer, toy dealer, newsagent, post mistress. Market Place 1856d-1878d+.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. BARRETT, Reuben. 1844-1855. Bookseller, stationer. Fore Street 1844d; Chapel Street 1850d; Market Place 1852d-1855h.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. CAWSEY, William. 1823-1840. Bookseller, stationer, librarian. Sidmouth 1823d; York Terrace 1830d-1840d; London Hotel, Fore Street 1844d. Advert EFP 10/7/1823 4e. Public reading room, billiard room and agent to Standard of England Life Assurance Co. 1840d.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. CHANNON, Alexander. 1870-1878. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Market Place 1870d-1878d; Old Fore Street 1878d. Died: EFP 7/11/1883 5f. Printed parish magazine. Sources: Clamp.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. DENNER, George. 1822-1824. Printer. 1822-1823d. Registered press 4/2/1822 DRO Q/S 52,69. Imprints: 1822: Penn; 1824: Sidmouth. Sources: Dredge p.84.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. GILES, Miss. 1810. Circulating Library. Near the London Inn 1810. "Near the London Inn, in the town, is a small Circulating Library kept by Miss Giles." Source: The beauties of Sidmouth displayed. Sidmouth: Printed for Wallis at the Marine Library, 1810, p. 53.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. GODDARD, E. 1852-1862. Stationer. Church Street 1852d-1862d. Depositor for Religious Tract Society 1852d.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. HARVEY, J. and S. 1837. Printsellers. Imprints: Single prints (Somers Cocks): c1837: 2660.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. HARVEY, John I. 1828-1851. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, music seller, circulating library. Fore Street 1830d-1852d. Died: EFP 10/4/1851 8f. Mentioned in advert EFP 7/2/1828 2c. Patent medicine vendor, publisher of New Sidmouth guide, and views of Sidmouth and neighbourhood and agent to County Fire and Provident Life office 1840d. Publisher of Sidmouth guide 1844d-1852d. Bankrupt EFP 23/12/1847 3a. Stamp office 1850d. Imprints: 1841: Mogridge, Russell; single prints (Somers Cocks): c1825: 2642; c1831: 2649; c1835: 2575; c1840: 2621; c1845: 2610; c1850: 2519. Sources: Dredge p.84.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. HARVEY, John II. 1855-1862. Printer, bookseller. Fore Street 1855h-1862d. Died: EFP 8/3/1865 5d. Busines inherited by son-in-law E.Culverwell

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. HARVEY'S SIDMOUTH DIRECTORY. 1849-1865. Newspaper. Established 1849. Probably discontinued before Harvey's death in 1865. His business was inherited by his son-in-law Culverwell, later publisher of the Sidmouth Directory but, despite the claims of the Sidmouth Journal to be a direct descendant of Harvey's paper, there was probably a gap in publication.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. HASELER, Henry. 1814-1826. Engraver. Fl. 1814-1826. Teacher of painting and drawing. D.Havell aquatinted thirty views after him for Scenery on the southern coast of Devonshire (Sidmouth : Wallis, 1819). Published series of lithographs. Imprints: 1822: Haseler; 1825: Haseler. Sources: Somers Cocks p.4.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. HOYTE, Mrs. Susannah Fanny. 1852-1856. Printer, bookseller, stationer, fancy repository. Fore Street 1852d-1856d.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. HOYTE, William Stevenson. 1844-1849. Printer, bookseller, stationer, librarian. Fore Street 1844d-1850d. Died: EFP 20/9/1849 8f. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks): c1835: 2521, 2659, 2676; c1845: 2664, 2680.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. LETHABY, Richard. 18--. Printer. See under Exeter.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. LOUSADA, Emanuel. 1852. Manager of subscription library. Beach 1852d.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. LUCAS, William. 1822-1823. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder. 1822-1823d. Registered press 23/10/1822. Sources: DRO Q/S 52,69.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. MARINE LIBRARY. 1810-1830. Circulating library. The Beach 1810-1830d. Mr. Wallis q.v. librarian. For sale EFP 3/9/1829 3d. Building on Esplanade becomes Bedford Family Hotel EFP 9/7/1835 2d.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. MARSH, John. 1816-1830. Bookseller, stationer, librarian. Royal Library 1823d; York Terrace 1830d. Children: daughter married EFP 26/6/1828 2d. Bankrupt EFP 26/8/1819 4a, to surrender at Globe Inn, Exeter LG 24/8/1819, certificate LG 4/12/1819. Imprints: 1816: Noble; 1818: Sidmouth; 1824: Sidmouth; single prints (Somers Cocks): 1819: 2673.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. 1852. Publisher. Church Street 1852d. Repositor: Edward Goddard 1852d.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. RIPPON, John. 1828-1842. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder. High Street 1830d; Fore Street 1840d. Son of John Rippon of Exeter, tailor. Admitted freeman of Exeter by succession 15/9/1838 EFP 20/9/1838 3f. Apprentice wanted EFP 9/10/1828 1d. Became an auctioneer EFP 29/9/1842 2c.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. SIDMOUTH JOURNAL AND DIRECTORY. 1858-1888. Newspaper. Established Jan. 1858-1/5/1888.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. SIMMONS, Thomas Dreweatt. 1838. Printer. Registered press 9/5/1838 DRO Q/S 68.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY. 1844-1852. Subscription library. The Beach 1844d-1852d. Secretary: Moses Gutteres 1844d. Manager: Emanuel Lousada 1852d. In late Bedford Hotel.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. WALLIS, H. 1830. Printseller. Single prints (Somers Cocks): c1830: 2559.

E_EN_DEV_Sidmouth. WALLIS, John. 1809-1830. Bookseller, stationer, circulating library. 186, Strand, London 1806; Marine Library, Beach 1809-1830d. Born: London c1780, son of John Wallis, book, map and printseller of Ludgate Street, London (died 1818). Married: wife died EFP 2/11/1815 4b. Possibly related to Henry John Wallis of Exeter. Apprenticed to his father 4/3/1794, free Stationers' Co. 4/2/1806. Annoyed by rioters EFP 23/11/1809 1e. Agent for Bish's lottery EFP 1/7/1815, 4/4/1816 1c, 28/1/1819 3d, 26/10/1820 3d. Appointed bookseller to Duke of Kent EFP 23/12/1819 4b. Used earliest lithographic illustration in Devon in Sidmouth and its environs 1819-20. Employed Daniel Havell of London for aquatints and published the first lithographs of George Rowe and three panoramas.

At the east end of the Shed is WALLIS'S MARINE LIBRARY; which has furnished to Sidmouth, what it long wanted, a lounging-place in a conspicuous and pleasant situation, where articles of fancy, as well as information and utility, may be met with; where the news of the day may be collected and discussed, and an opportunity given to the saunterers at a watering-place to chat and gossip together. No situation can be more favourable for all their purposes than the Marine Library. It commands, like the Shed, a near, and utterly unimpeded view of the sea: it opens directly upon that charming promenade, where all the beauty and fashion of the place are often collected. It is well supplied every day with the London and provincial newspapers. Several of the most popular periodical publications are to be found upon its tables. A variety of elegant toys and trinkets, and some articles of greater utility, occupy its shelves. Books of education, dissected maps, and a circulating library, to which new works are regularly added, complete an establishment which, with due encouragement, will be every season increasing in value and variety. The front part of the shop is approporiated to the readers of the newspapers and magazines; but, for the convenience of such as wish to do this with less interruption in the summer season, a convenient back room is also prepared. (The beauties of Sidmouth displayed. Sidmouth: Printed for Wallis at the Marine Library, 1810, p. 51-3)
Library for sale EFP 3/9/1829 3d. Imprints: 1810: Butcher; 1815: Wallis; 1817: Butcher; 1818: Haseler; 1819: Sketches; 1820: Butcher (2 editions); 1822: Haseler; 1823: Fidlor; 1826: Rowe (2 editions); 1828: Butcher, Rural; 1829: Rowe; 1830: Butcher; single prints (Somers Cocks): 1814: 2626; 1815: 2473; 1818: 2629; 1822: 3032; c1825: 559; 1826: 2491,2492; c1830: 2496,2497,2619. Sources: Dredge p.83; Maxted (1977); Somers Cocks p.12.

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