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03 July 2014

Devon book trades: Dartmouth

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


Dartmouth. Blondett, Mary, Miss. 1850-1856. Bookseller, stationer, librarian. New Road 1850d-1856d. Sole agent to Assam Tea Co. 1852d. Librarian to Dartmouth Library 1852d.

Dartmouth. Butteris, Valentine. 18. Printer, music seller, bookseller, stationer. New Road 1852d-1855h; Assembly Rooms, Duke Street 1856d. Advert, started business EFP 5/9/1850 1a. Public reading rooms 1852d.

Dartmouth. Codd, Richard. 1823-1844. Engraver. 1823d; Higher Street 1844d.

Dartmouth. Cowle, Daniel. 1840-1850. Bookseller, stationer, printer. Lower Street 1840d-1850d; North Ford [Daniel Cowell] 1844d.

Dartmouth. Cranford, Robert and Son. 1893-1939. Printers. South Embankment 1902 ; South parade 1910 ; Fairfax Place, Dartmouth 1893-1939 ; 3, Torbay Terrace, Paignton 1893. Sources: Directories.

Dartmouth. Cranford, Robert [1]. 1798-1826. Bookseller. Near New Quay 1823d. Died: 24/12/1826. Established 1798 according to small advert of 1906, in 1810 according to Worth at which date he was already a Bristol merchant. Sources: Clamp; Worth p.512.

Dartmouth. Cranford, Robert [2]. 1830-1852. Printer, bookseller, librarian, stationer, bookbinder, chartseller. New Quay 1830d-1852d. Married: EFP 5/2/1829 2d. Died: EFP 29/1/1852 8f. Agent for Trewman's Exeter Pocket Journal 1827. Advert EFP 10/9/1829 2d. Agent for Norwich Union Fire and Life Office 1840d. Tea agent EFP 11/1/1849 1f. Imprints: Single prints (Somers Cocks): c1850: 539.

Dartmouth. Cranford, Robert [3]. 1854-1889. Printer, bookseller, stationer, circulating library, stamp office. New Quay 1856d-1870 ; Lower Street, Dartmouth 1878 ; Fairfax Place, Dartmouth 1889 ; 3, Torbay Terrace, Paignton 1889. Established Dartmouth Chronicle 2/1/1854. Sources: Directories ; Worth p.512.

Dartmouth. Craven, G. 1776-1778. Bookseller. Adverts EFP 5/1/1776 4b, 26/6/1778 2a.

Dartmouth. Craven, William. 1763-1775. Bookseller, stationer, bookbinder. Died: sale of stock in trade EFP 5/5/1775 2b; Public Advertiser 8/5/1775 3c:

To be sold by private contract, jointly or separately, all and every of the stock in trade of the late Mr. William Craven, stationer, bookseller and bookbinder, at Dartmouth, in the county of Devon; consisting of a large, and well-chosen assortment of elegant books in different languages, a great variety of stationery and medicinal wares, a compleatt sett of bookbinder's materials (almost new), a portable printing press, with types and the apparatus; likewise all sorts of mathematical and musical instruments &c. &c. The above situation does vie with any one in the West of England, having a large and very extensive land trade, a great consumption by exportation in the Newfoundland, &c. &c trades, which has been carried on with great success by the late Mr. Craven for upwards of 22 years last past. The great number of vessels which belong and resort to that place need no other comment or enconium on the benefits arising from its situation. A lease of the house (if required) may be had. All letters (post paid) addressed to Miss Craven at Dartmouth aforesaid, will be attended to.
Takes in adverts for EFP 2/9/1763 4a/d. Label notes that he buys libraries, exchanges books and lends out second-hand books 1763 Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. 1, p. 168. Recorded in 1764 Western Antiquary, v, 163. Adverts EFP 11/1/1765 4c, 5/1/1770 2c, 1/1/1773 2c. Imprints: 1770: Dyer; 1773: Puddicombe. Sources: Dredge p.29,91,106; Plomer; Attwood.

Dartmouth. Creed, Robert. 1852. Library secretary. Secretary, Dartmouth Library. New Road 1852d.

Dartmouth. DARTMOUTH ADVERTISER. 18. Newspaper. New Road 1878d. Libel case with Western Daily Mercury EFP 6/6/1877 7d. William John Salway proprietor and published 1878d.

Dartmouth. DARTMOUTH CHRONICLE. 18. Newspaper. Established by Robert Cranford 2/1/1854.

Dartmouth. DARTMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY. 18. Subscription library. New Road 1852d. Meeting to establish public library by shares of £5 each and annual subscription of one guinea EFP 24/3/1825 4b. Foundation stone laid EFP 7/6/1832 2e. Misses Glynn elected librarians EFP 22/11/1832 2e. New library and news room opened EFP 27/6/1833 3b. Mary Blondett librarian, Robert Creed secretary 1852d. Now open to general public, lower subscriptions EFP 22/1/1857 8e. Miss M. Rennells librarian EFP 22/1/1857 8e.

Dartmouth. Ellis, William John. 1914-1939. Printer. Victoria Road, Dartmouth 1914-1935 ; 19 & 21, Victoria Road 1939. Sources: Directories.

Dartmouth. Glynn, Misses Amy & Eliza. 18. Librarians. New Quay 1830d; New Road 1840d-1844d. Elected librarians of Dartmouth Public Library EFP 22/11/1832 2e.

Dartmouth. Hayman. 18. Bookseller. 1694/5. BL Harley 5946(35). ESTC.

Dartmouth. Jackson, James. 1789-1799. Letterpress and copperplate printer and bookseller. 1792d. Probably first printer in Dartmouth according to Worth. Advertised as selling publications of E.Newbery 1789. Agent for insurance EFP 19/9/1793 2d. Agent for bear's grease EFP 16/7/1795 3d. Has catalogue of household goods for sale EFP 18/5/1797 2c. Advert for staff EFP 15/2/1798 3d. Agent for Trewman's Exeter Pocket Journal 1799. Imprints: 1790: Dartmouth (3), Hayman, Seale, Villiers; 1795: Exeter. [1791-1800 imprints at CUL]. Sources: Dredge p.60,109; ESTC; Worth p.512.

Dartmouth. Jackson, Joseph. 1799. Printer. Registered press 22/8/1799. Devon Q/S 52.

Dartmouth. Jones, George William. 1852. Agent for Naval and Military Bible and Prayer Book and Homily Society. Mount Haggan Cottage 1852d.

Dartmouth. Jones, Mary Anne. 1844. Bookseller, stationer, printer. Fosse Street 1844d.

Dartmouth. Jones, Mary Anne & Margaret, Misses. 1850-1856. Booksellers and stationers. Fosse street 1850d-1856d. Depositors for Religious Tract Society 1852d.

Dartmouth. King, John. 1785-1792. Bookseller, bookbinder, stationer, land surveyor. 1785-1792d. Sun insurance policy 508624 £500 1785 Guildhall Library ms 11,936/330. Listed by Alfred Wallis 1790. Sources: Dredge p.60.

Dartmouth. Leigh, Mary, Mrs. 1776-1792. Bookseller. 1792d. Takes adverts for EFP 5/1/1776 3. Selling English coffee EFP 6/2/1778 3a. Advert EFP 26/6/1778 3a. Agent for lottery tickets EFP 27/10/1780 1d. Sun insurance policies 456349 £900 1782, 514827 £900 1785/6, Guildahll Library mss 11,936/300,334. Imprints: 1790: Exeter.

Dartmouth. Maddick, Margaret. 1850. Bookseller. Lower Street 1850d.

Dartmouth. Maddick, Nicholas & Margaret. 1852-1856. Booksellers, librarians. near the Quay 1852d; Quay 1855h; New Quay 1856d.

Dartmouth. Maddick, Nicholas. 1840-1844. Bookseller, stationer, printer. Lower Street 1840d-1844d.

Dartmouth. Maddick, Thomas. 1792. Stationer. 1792d.

Dartmouth. Ould, H. 1765. Bookseller. Advert EFP 22/2/1765 3a.

Dartmouth. RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. 1852. Tract distributors. Depositors Mary and Margaret Jones 1852d.

Dartmouth. Rennels, M, Miss. 1857. Librarian. Bookseller. Librarian of Dartmouth Library EFP 22/1/1857 8e.

Dartmouth. Salter, James. 1812-1830. printer, bookseller. Lower Street 1823d-1830d. Children: Son died in Newfoundland aged 25 4/8/1827. Agent for Plymouth and Dock Telegraph 23/2/1813. Fire destroyed premises EFP 23/1/1812 4b. Bankrupt EFP 18/4/1816 4a. Mentioned in book EFP 14/1/1818 1d. Dividend declared for 24 Sep 1818 LG 29/8/1818. Sold Trewman's Exeter Pocket Journal 1820. Imprints: 1819: Hawkins. Sources: Dredge p.115; Clamp.

Dartmouth. Salway, William John. 1878-1910. Printer. New Road 1878-1893 ; Victoria Road 1902-1910. Sources: Directories.

Dartmouth. Slater Marsh and Co. 1935-1939. Printer. 17, Fairfax Place 1935-1939. Sources: Directories.

Dartmouth. Tremlett, Thomas. 18. Bookseller. Imprint: 1756: Girrard. Sources: Dredge p.105; Plomer.

Dartmouth. Williams, Henry. 1889-1914. Printer. Saint George's Square 1889-1902 ; 17 Fairfax Place 1914. Sources: Directories.

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