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03 July 2014

Devon book trades: Chudleigh

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

CHUDLEIGH. 1776. Advert for news carriers for EFP 1/3/1776 3d.

Chudleigh. Crook, Henry A. 1889-1893. Printer. Chudleigh 1889-1893. Sources: Directories.

Chudleigh. Crook, Henry Arthur and Son. 1902. Printer. Chudleigh 1902. Sources: Directories.

Chudleigh. Crook, Robert and Sons. 1878. Printers. Fore Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Chudleigh. Crook, Robert. 1850-1878. Newspaper proprietor, printer, librarian. 1850d-1856d; Fore Street 1870d-1878d. As Robert Crook and Sons 1878d. Proprietor of Weekly Express 1856d-1878d.

Chudleigh. Efford, James. 1799-1823. Printer, stationer etc. 1823d. Registered press 13/9/1799. Sources: Devon Q/S 52.

Chudleigh. Holcombe, Albert R. 1910-1939. Printer. Fore Street, Chudleigh 1910-1939. Sources: Directories.

Chudleigh. Orchard, J. 1786-1806. Bookseller, bookbinder and stationer. Chudleigh 1786-1806. Intends to give up business. "The house consists of a good front shop with a large bow-sashed window, a wash-house, and wood-house on the ground floor ; a pleasant sitting-room, three good bed-chambers, and a closet, upstairs ; a walled court and garden behind the house. A good set of binders' tools of every sort, a few calf and sheep skins, some paste-boards, and writing paper of different sorts ; with a good assortment of pen-knives, pocket-knives, and pocket-books ; with a few other articles to be disposed of at prime cost. J.Orchard returns his most grateful acknowledgements to his friends and the public in general for the many favors conferred on him for more than twenty years he has been engaged in the above business." EFP 4/9/1806 4e.

Chudleigh. Prowse, Elizabeth. 1850. Reading rooms. 1850d.

Chudleigh. Rogers, Albert Edward. 1923. Printer. 22, Old Exeter Street 1923. Sources: Directories.

Chudleigh. Searle, George. 1850-1856. Bookbinder, printer. 1850d-1856d [G.E. 1856d].

Chudleigh. Searle, George Edward. 1878-1919. Printer. Fore Street 1878 ; Chudleigh 1889-1902 ; Old Exeter Street, Chudleigh 1910-1919. Sources: Directories.

Chudleigh. Searle, James Efford. 1830-1869. Printer, stationer. 1830d-1856d. Married: wife died EFP 21/7/1869 5f. Registered press 1/7/1824 (DRO Q/S 69). Name in imprint WT 15/12/1832. Agent for West Middlesex Fire and Life Insurance Co. 1840d. Agent for house sale EFP 18/5/1826 1a. Printed form for admission of pauper patients used 1845. Imprints: 1852: Jones, Mary.

Chudleigh. Weekly Express. 1855-1907. Newspaper. Established 11/7/1855. R.Crook proprietor 1856d. Continued as South Devon Weekly Express 18/10/1907-17/9/1954 with Albert Richard Holcombe as proprietor. He had joined Crook as apprentice in 1884 and returned from London to take over the paper which he conducted single-handed until his death 24/10/1954. Sources: Clamp.

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