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04 July 2014

Devon book trades: Teignmouth

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


Teignmouth. Aggett, T. H. 1935-1939. Printer. Low Brimley Road 1935-1939. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Allen, John Edward. 1844-1856. Bookseller, stationer, music seller, librarian. Fore Street 1844d-1856d.

Teignmouth. Barnett, John. 1830. Printer. West Teignmouth 1830. Registered press 25/3/1830 DRO Q/S 68.

Teignmouth. Blackwell, Elizabeth. 1852. Depositor. Depositor, SPCK. Dawlish Road 1852d.

Teignmouth. Collings, George. 1840-1856. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, engraver, librarian. Bank Street 1840d-1856d. Married: EFP 2/6/1831 2d. Agent to Sun Fire and Life Insurance office 1840d. Stamp office 1840d-1844d.

Teignmouth. Cornish, Edward James. 1889-1923. Printer. 17, Bank Street 1889 ; 18, Wellington Street, Teignmouth 1893-1923. Also in Dawlish 1893. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Cornish-Hobart, E. J. 1926-1939. Printer. 18, Wellington Street 1926-1939. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Croydon and Co. 1878. Printer. Regent Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Croydon, Edward. 1812-1856. Printer, bookseller, publisher, stationer, circulating library, engraver, print and music warehouse. Regent Place 1823d-1856d; 1, Regent Place 1823d, 1855h-1856d; 1 and 2,Regent Place 1830d-1840d; 1, Regent Street 1862d. Trading : as Edward Croydon and Son 1850d; as Edward and George Henry Croydon 1852d-1862d. Possibly son of John Northam Croydon and Anne, bap. 13/12/1784 Totnes. Married: Sally Warren 3/1/1807 West Teignmouth EFP 8/1/1807 4b. Children: Helen bap. 19/8/1810, Sally bap. 25/12/1811, Jessey bap. 20/1/1814, Edward, probably bookseller in Torquay from c1840, bap. 12/5/1816, Eliza Mary bap. 22/7/1819, George Henry, partner and successor, bap. 5/10/1820, Maria Louisa bap. 28/6/1822 all at East Teignmouth. Established by 1806. A Catalogue of Gore’s Circulating Library, Dawlish, printed at the Teignmouth Library by E. Croydon, 1812 in stock of Forest Books, March 2009 (22p ; 12o, original marbled wrappers). Agent for Eagle Insurance EFP 1/10/1812 1a, 29/6/1815 1c, 4/1/1816 2d, 26/3/1818 2d. Selling ball tickets EFP 2/9/1819 4d. Began publishing prints c1820. Circulating library mentioned in advert EFP 12/2/1829 3d. Advert EFP 10/9/1829 2d. Billiard rooms 1830d. Library in Regency Gothick style opened June 1815 survives in 1990 as W.H.Smith's newsagents. The library kept the London and Exeter papers and prior to the publication of The Teignmouth arrival list a listing was kept at the library for consultation. Subscriptions in the 1840s 3/- per week, 7/- per month, £1/11/6 per year. Registered press 1838/9 DRO Q/S 68. Examiner of weights and measures and clerk to magistrates 1848d-1852d. Water bailiff for manor of Kenton 1848d. Published Teignmouth Gazette with George Henry Croydon 1862d. Imprints: 1817: Guide; 1821: Guide to watering places on the coast between the Exe and the Dart; [1821?]: Fidlor, T. [Views in South Devon]; [1825?]: Reed, L.E. [Views in and near Teignmouth]; [1828?] and 1830: Carrington, N.T. The Teignmouth, Dawlish and Torquay guide, Reed, Turton; 1848: Teignmouth guide [3rd ed.]; [1850?]: Six views in Teignmouth; single prints (Somers Cocks): 1825: 635; c1825: 219; 1827: 2883, 2884; c1835: 2835, 2892, 2920; c1845: 2926a; 1846: 2856; c1846: 2857, 2908; c1848: 2928, 2930; c1850: 2822, 2859. Sources: IGI; Somers Cocks; Clamp; Worth p.513.

Teignmouth. Croydon, George Henry. 1848-1889. Printer. Regent Place 1848-1852; 1, Regent Place 1855-1856; 1, Regent Street 1862-1870 ; Regent Street 1878 ; Station Road 1889. Trading as Edward and George Henry Croydon 1848-1862. Born: East Teignmouth, son of Edward and Sally bap. 5/10/1820 East Teignmouth. Clerk to magistrates 1848d-1852d. Clerk to deputy lieutenant for Totnes or Bridgetown Division 1848d. Continued by Sydney Arthur Croydon. Imprints: [1848?]: Torquay guide. - 3rd ed. Sources: Directories ; IGI; Somers Cocks.

Teignmouth. Croydon, S. A. 1902. Printer. Station Road 1902. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Eaton, Richard. 18828-1829. Printer. Teignmouth c1829. Registered press c1828 Devon Q/S 68.

Teignmouth. Frost, Robert. 1858-1878. Bookseller, stationer, fancy and general printer. 5, Regent Street 1870-1878. Trading as Frost and Collings 1870-1878. Bankrupt EFP 8/4/1858 5f. Also auctioneers, appraisers and house agents 1870d. Sources: Directories ; Clamp.

Teignmouth. Hawkins, John F. 1878. Printer. 10, Bank Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Jessep, James. 1830-1840. Printer, bookseller, stationer, librarian. Regent Place 1830d; Bank Street 1840d.

Teignmouth. Linter, William. 1844-1852. Music seller. Regent Place 1844d; Triangle Place 1852d. Organist to East Teignmouth church 1852d.

Teignmouth. Litton, John. 1818-1830. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Fore Street 1823d; 8, Wellington Row 1830d. Agent for lottery EFP 5/2/1818 4e, 28/1/1819 1c, 16/3/1820 2d, 18/1/1821 1d, 31/1/1822 1d. Agent for Trewman's Exeter pocket journal 1827.

Teignmouth. Lucy, F. 1820. Bookseller, stationer. Teignmouth 1820. Book label, private collection. Sold Carroll's lottery tickets 1820. Sources: Clamp.

Teignmouth. Marles, John Baker. 1844. Librarian. Mechanics' Institute 1844d. A Jason Marles was a bookseller in Bank Street 1862d.

Teignmouth. May, Benjamin O. 1878. Printer. 3, Bank Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Mechanics' Instutute. 1844. Library. Brimley Lane 1844d. Librarian: John Baker Marles 1844d.

Teignmouth. Morgan, Joseph. 1910-1914. Printer. Brunswick Street, Teignmouth 1910-1914. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Mortimer, William. 18--. Printer etc. See under Shaldon.

Teignmouth. Parish, Joseph. 1823. Music seller. 10, Wellington Row 1823d.

Teignmouth. Penn, E., Mrs. 1878. Printer. 12, Fore Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. Sames. 1825. Publisher. Imprints: 1825: Gompertz.

Teignmouth. Snelling, William. 1823-1852. Music seller, librarian. 37, Northumberland Place 1823d; 9, Northumberland Place 1830d; 8, Wellington Row 1840d-1852d. Also described as music professor 1830d-1840d. Organist to West Teignmouth church 1852d.

Teignmouth. SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE. 1852. Publisher. Depositor: Elizabeth Blackwell, Dawlish Road 1852d.

Teignmouth. SUBSCRIPTION READING ROOMS. 1826-1852. Reading rooms. Den 1840d-1852d. Established 1826 by 40 shareholders 1840d. Also assembly and billiard rooms 1848d-1852d. House steward: William Hawkins 1848d, William Hockins 1852d.

Teignmouth. TEIGNMOUTH [AND DAWLISH] ARRIVAL LIST, DIRECTORY AND GENERAL ADVERTISER. 1847-1849. Newspaper. Published 28/5/1847-10/9/1849. Incorporated with Teignmouth Gazette.

Teignmouth. TEIGNMOUTH GAZETTE, DIRECTORY AND SOUTH DEVON GENERAL ADVERTISER. 1849-1939. Newspaper. Published 17/9/1849-6/9/1939. Publishers Edward and George Henry Croydon 1862d. Incorporated with Teignmouth Post.

Teignmouth. Teignmouth Printing and Publishing Co. Limited. 1889-1939. Printer. Brunswick Street, Teignmouth 1889-1893 ; Station Road, Teignmouth 1910-1939. As Teignmouth Printing and Publishing Co. Limited 1910-1939. Edward Everard managing director 1889 ; Sydney Arthur Croydon manager 1893. S. A. Croydon, managing director 1910-1939. Sources: Directories.

Teignmouth. TEIGNMOUTH TIMES. 1854-1915. Newspaper. Published 1854-5/11/1915.

Teignmouth. TEIGNMOUTH USEFUL KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY. 1851. Library. Rules etc 1851 (DRO Q/S 56/8).

Teignmouth. WESTCOTT, Leonard Dodge. 1848-1856. Printer, bookseller, stationer, machine ruler. Station Road 1848d-1856d. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks): c1850: 2862.

Teignmouth. WESTCOTT'S TEIGNMOUTH AND DAWLISH ADVERTISER, ARRIVAL LIST AND GENERAL DIRECTORY. 1849-1852. Newspaper. Published 28/6/1849-Dec 1852. First issue had title Dawlish and Teignmouth Advertiser.

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