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03 July 2014

Devon book trades: Axminster

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

AXMINSTER. 1865. Library and reading room opened EFP 27/12/1865 3d.

Axminster. Anstis, Dorcas. 1830. Bookseller. See Rebecca Anstis.

Axminster. Anstis, Rebecca. 1830. Booksellers. Church Street 1830d. Trading as Rebecca and Dorcas Anstis.

Axminster. Bull, Richard. 1792-1797. Printer, bookseller, circulating library. Ironmonger and printer c.1792 Universal British directory. Advert EFP 8/1/1795 3d. Imprints: 1796: De La Pole; 1797: [Removal order].

Axminster. Butcher, Samuel. . 1790-1792. Printer. Agent for medicine EFP 12/7/1792 2d. Also perfumer c1792 Universal British directory. Imprints: 1790: Devonshire.

Axminster. Hutchings, Thomas. 1844-1878. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Castle Hill 1844d; [no address] 1850d. Fancy repository, Trinity Square 1878d.

Axminster. Johns, John. 1813. Printer. Registered press 21/4/1813. Sources: DRO Q/S 52.

Axminster. Nowlen, James. 1846. Printer. Registered press 7/10/1846. Sources: DRO Q/S 68.

Axminster. Pryer, William Symes. 1844-1855. Chemist, druggist and fancy stationer. West Street 1844d-1855h.

Axminster. Pulman, George Philip Rigney. 1843-1848. Printer, bookseller, stationer, Lyme Street 1844d-1878d. Born: Axminster, son of Philip, watchmaker, 21/2/1819. Married: Jane, daughter of George Davy Ewens of Axminster at Cattistock 12/12/1848. Children: William George Barrow born Crewkerne 1856, Mary Anne bap. Crewkerne 1/8/1853. Died: Uplyme 3/2/1880. Registered press 27/4/1843 (DRO Q/S 68). Took over printing business in Crewkerne 10/11/1848. Started Pulman's Weekly News 1857. Author of The Book of the Axe 1843-4 (4th ed 1873-5), Rustic Sketches 1842 etc. Organist of Axminster church. Sold Crewkerne business and retired to Uplyme 1878. Sources: Wilkin, W.H. "Some Axminster worthies, part 2", Trans. Devonshire Assoc. 66 (1934), p.240-44.

Axminster. Pulman, William Henry Barrow. 1848-1856. Printer, bookseller, bookbinder. Lyme Street 1848-1889. Born: Axminster, bap. 11/3/1823, son of Philip, watchmaker. Died: Axminster 16/10/1890. Unmarried. Ran Axminster business when brother George moved to Crewkerne. Many years organist at Roman Catholic church. Sources: directories and see under G.P.R.Pulman.

Axminster. Slyfield, Rebecca. 1844-1850. Printer, bookseller, stationer. Castle Hill 1844d; [no address] 1850d.

Axminster. Slyfield, W. 1856. Newsvendor. 1856d.

Axminster. Snell Edwin. 1893-1923. Printer. West Street, Axminster 1893-1923. Sources: Directories.

Axminster. Toms, William. 1823. Printer, bookseller, bookbinder, stationer. 1823d. Agent for Trewman's Exeter Pocket Journal at Axminster and Chard 1820s.

Axminster. Wills, Emanuel. 1831-1856. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder. Lyme Street 1840d-1855h; [no address] 1856d. Married: EFP 16/2/1832 2e. Registered press 9/3/1831. Imprints: Single prints (Somers Cocks): 1849: 34. Sources: DRO Q/S 68.

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