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30 January 2007

Berch O

Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 10
The London book trades of the later 18th century. Names: O

Oakley, Mr. This day are published (price 2s 6d each) Two perspective views ... engraved by Charles Mosley, in Old Round Court in the Strand, where the prints are sold, and at Mr. Oakley's printshop under St. Dunstan's Church, Fleet-street (Daily Advertiser 2 Jan 1750)

Johnson, S. This day is published price 6d. Wit flying at St. J-'s: or, a collection of all the conundrums now in high taste at St. J-'s C-t, H-, W-te's, T-'s &c. Printed for T.Merryman, near St. Paul's; and S. Johnson, at Charing-Cross (Daily Advertiser 5 Feb 1751)

Ogborn. To journeymen printers. A good compositor who sets quick and clean ... Enquire of Mess. Merry and Ogborn, stationers, No. 122 Bishopsgate within ... (Daily Advertiser 24 Dec 1788)

O'Bryan, Timothy. Timothy O'Bryan formerly of Gardner's Lane, St. Margaret's Westminster, late of Off Alley, St. Martin's in the Fields, paper-stainer in his Majesty's Gaol of Newgate to take benefit of the Act for relief of insolvent debtors (London Gazette 16 Mar 1756)

Ocks, Ralph. Died last week at Battersea, Ralph Ocks, Esq., aged 84 years; he had been many years one of the engravers of his Majesty's Mint in the Tower (Times 25 Jul 1788)

Offerd. See Evans.

Ogilvy, David. Married Feb. 21, 1797, at Hadley Church, Mr. Josiah Widnell, of Holbourn, to Miss margaret Ogilvy, daughter of Mr. David Ogilvy, bookseller (Gent. Mag. Mar 1797, 251). New Circulating Library on an extensive plan. David Ogilvy and Son, booksellers No. 315, Holborn, near Chancery-lane, respectfully inform their friends and the public in general that they will open on Jan. 2, 1797, the London and Westminster Circulating Library (Times 29 Dec 1797 [sic])

Oliver, John. Died on Konday [1 Jan] in his 73d year of age, Mr. John Oliver, printer, of Bartholomew-Close. The business will be carried on by his son and successor (Daily Advertiser 3 Jan 1776 - corrects Timperley)

Oliver, William. On Monday [21 Aug] died Mr. William Oliver, of Bartholomew-Close, printer to the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge (Daily Advertiser 24 Aug 1780). Died Aug. 21, 1780, Mr. W.Oliver, printer to the Society for Promoting Christian Learning (Gent. Mag. Aug 1780, 395)

Oriel, Philip. Philip Oriel, of Aldersgate-street, stationer, to surrender Jan. 31, Feb. 7, March 8 at Guildhall (London Gazette 25 Jan 1777). Dividend declared for Apr. 22 (London Gazette 16 Mar 1779)

Orme, Edward. Edward Orme respectfully acquaints his numerous friends ... that he is removed from Conduit-street, to a more commodious house, No. 59, New Bond-street, the corner of Little Brook-street ... (Times 15 May 1800)

Orpin, T. Just publish'd (price 4l 4s) A complete series of Medals of the family of Medicis ... To be had at T.Orpin's, Engraver, near the end of St. Martin's Lane in the Strand (Daily Advertiser 5 May 1753)

Osborne, John. To be lett, on a building lease, two houses on the north side of Paternoster row; one late in the possession of Mr. John Osborn, bookseller ... (Daily Advertiser 13 Feb 1753). Saturday last [28 Jan] died at Bath, John Osborne, Esq. of Turville-court, Major in the Buckinghamshire Militia, and formerly an eminent bookseller in Paternoster-row (Daily Advertiser 2 Feb 1775)

Osborne, Thomas. Mr. Thomas Osborne, bookseller, has purchased for a considerable sum of money, the large and valuable library of books of the late Lord Coleraine (Daily Advertiser 27 Mar 1754). Yesterday evening [19 Mar] died Mrs. Osborne, wife of Mr. Osborne, bookseller, in Gray's Inn (Daily Advertiser 20 Mar 1761). Last Saturday [13 Jun] Mr. Osborne, an eminent bookseller in Gray's Inn, was married at Hampstead to Mrs. Brigstock (Daily Advertiser 15 Jun 1761)

Oswald, James. New musick. This day is published The Caledonian Pocket companion. Book IV ... by James Oswald ... Printed for the author, and sold at his musick shop, on the pavement, St. Martin's Church-Yard (Daily Advertiser 5 Dec 1751). A bookbinder's folder and sewer is wanted ... Enquire at Mr. Oswald's Musick Shop in St. Martin's Church yard, Strand (Daily Advertiser 16 Feb 1762)

Otridge, James. Died Oct. 7, 1824, Mr. James Otridge, many years a bookseller in the Strand, as was his father before him (Gent. Mag. Oct 1824, 382)

Otridge, William. This day is published. A catalogue of many thousand volumes of valuable books in many languages, arts and sciences; in which is included the entire library of an eminent counsellor in the Law ... which will be sold cheap by William Otridge, bookseller, behind the new Church in the Strand (Daily Advertiser 25 dec 1767)

Overton, Henry. Yesterday [19 Mar] Mr. Henry Overton, printseller, without Newgate, was married to Miss Dawson, of Giltspur-Street, an agreeable lady, with a considerable fortune (Daily Advertiser 20 Mar 1752)

Overton, Philip. R.Sayer (late Overton's), map and printseller, facing Fetter lane, Fleet-street (Daily Advertiser 19 Apr 1750)

Overton, Robert. On Saturday [8 Apr] died at his house at Richmond, aged 76, Mr. Robert Overton, formerly a printseller in Fleet-street, but had retired many years (Daily Advertiser 12 Apr 1780)

Owen, John. John Owen, Piccadilly, bookseller, to surrender 27 May, 3 June, 1st July at ten at Guildhall (London Gazette 20 May 1797)

Owen, William. Saturday [12 Aug] died Mrs Owen, wife of Mr. William Owen, bookseller, in Fleet-street (UDR 15 Aug 1786). Died 5 Aug 1786 [the previous Saturday] (Gent. Mag. Aug 1786, 715)

Oxenham, Thomas. Partnership between Thomas Oxenham and Andrew Herbert, No. 19, Barbican, Mangle, press and engine-makers was dissolved Sept. 9, 1797. Andrew Herbert to discharge all debts. Thomas Oxenham to carry on the mangle and press business at No. 354 Oxford-street on his own account; and Andrew Herbert to carry on the engine and press business at No. 29, Barbican, on his own account (London Gazette 23 Sep 1797)

Ouvry, Charles. The partnership between Charles Ouvry, Elizabeth Birch, widow of the late Chamberlain Birch, deceased, and William Tiler, of Fleet-street, paper-stainers, under the firm of Ouvry, Birch and Tiler, was in consequence of the death of William Tiler dissolved on November 19, 1799 and will in the future be carried on at the same place by Elizabeth Birch, William Birch and William Marsh under the firm of Birch, Son and Marsh (London Gazette 3 May 1800)

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