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03 July 2014

Devon book trades: Ilfracombe

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


Ilfracombe. BANFIELD, John. 1820-1870. bookseller, stationer, printer, circulating library. 1823d-1844d; High Street 1850d-1855h; 9, High Street 1856d. Married: wife died EFP 2/2/1870 5f. Registered press 30/3/1820 (DRO Q/S 52, 69). Newspaper agent EFP 31/5/1832 3d. House agent 1844d-1852d. Stamp office 1844d. Tea agent EFP 11/1/1849 1f. Leading north Devon publisher of illustrated books in period 1830-60. Published lithographs and engraved vignettes of Ilfracombe, Lynton &c. Started Banfield's arrival list q.v. c1856. Imprints: 1830: Williams; single prints (Somers Cocks) 1828: 99, 1278; c1835: 103, 1193, 1292; c1837: 104; c1840: 1302-4; c1850: 107-8, 1312-5 Sources: Somers Cocks p.6.

Ilfracombe. BANFIELD'S ARRIVAL LIST AND GENERAL ADVERTISER FOR ILFRACOMBE. 1856-1865. Newspaper. Started by John Banfield c1856, probably continued as Ilfracombe advertiser c1865, as Stewart's arrival list by 1873.

Ilfracombe. BOWDEN, Miss. 1797. Bookseller. Advert for patent medicines EFP 14/12/1797 1a.

Ilfracombe. BOWDEN, Thomas. 1842-1850. Printer, bookseller, librarian. 1844d; High Street 1850d. Married: EFP 12/5/1842 2g. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks): c1850: 1566.

Ilfracombe. BRIGHT, John P. 1870. Bookseller, stationer, newsagent, circulating library. High Street 1870d.Same address as George Carter. Sources: Clamp.

Ilfracombe. Broughton, J. F. Limited. 1914. Printer. 5 Oxford Grove, Ilfracombe 1914. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. CARTER, George. 1856-1862. Bookseller, librarian, stationer. High Street 1856d; Corner House, High Street 1862d. John P.Bright at same address 1870d. Sources: Clamp.

Ilfracombe. Chronicle Press. 1935-1939. Printer. Northfield Road 1935-1939. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Clarke, Ingram and Co. 1910. Printers. 5, Oxford Grove 1910. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Clarke, George Ingram. 1901-1910. Publisher, newspaper proprietor. Ilfracombe 1901-1910. Residential addresses: Keynsham, Somerset, 1899 ; 2, Collingdale, Ilfracombe (boarder) 1901 ; The Library, High Street 1902 ; 5, Oxford Grove 1910 ; Barnstaple 1911 ; Galmpton Road, Water Orton, Warwickshire 1923. As Ingram Clark Ltd 1902 ; as Ingam Clark and Co. 1910. Born: July/September 1868, Lymington, Hampshire. Married: July/September 1899. Died: 31 January 1923, General Hospital, Birmingham, probate 26 April 1923. Published postcards and guidebooks. Proprietors of Twiss and Son, printers 1902. Published in association with Simpkin, Marshall and Co., London. Imprints include The grey horseman by John Ware (1902) ; Lynton, Lynmouth and district [guidebook] (1905) Stag hunting in the west Country by Maud V.Wynter (1909). His only recorded broadsheet is The Home Rule Banner Man (to be sung to the tune of The Fine Old English Gentleman), a piece critical of Henry Campbell-Bannerman. The piece, probably a one-off job, dates from about 1905. Sources: Roly Brown “Devon ballad printers” ; FreeBMD ; Directories.

Ilfracombe. Denis, J. W. 1889. Printer. Hostle Park Road 1889. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Edwards, Thomas. 1844-1852. Music seller and professor. 1844d; 1, High Street 1850d; High Street 1852d.

Ilfracombe. Ilfracombe Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd. 1889-1902. Printer. 41, High Street 1889 ; Northfield Road 1893-1902. John Western manager 1889 ; Robert Barrett, manager 1893-1902. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Kent, R. 1835. Print publisher. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks): 1835: 1289.

Ilfracombe. Lammas, Edwin Hamblyn. 1840-1855. Printer, bookseller, librarian. 1840d-1844d; Montpelier Terrace 1850d; High Street 1852d-1855h. House agent 1844d. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks) c1840: 1197, 1305; 1841: 1609.

Ilfracombe. Moore, B. 1923-1926. Printer. Northfield Road 1923-1926. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Moore, John Henry. 1889-1914. Printer. 4, Russell Square, Market Street 1889 ; 118, High Street 1893 ; Northfield Road, Ilfracombe 1910-1914. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Moore, John. 1902-1910. Printer. 118, High Street 1902-1910. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Moore, Mrs M. 1919. Printer. 1, Northfield Road 1919. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Tait, John. 1878. Printer. 106, High Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Toms, John. 1878. Printer. 122, High Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Twiss and Son. 1889-1902. Printer. The Library, High Street 1893-1902 ; 11-14, The Arcade 1893-1902. As Twiss and Sons 1893-1902. Ingram Clark Ltd proprietors 1902. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Varnam, Mitchell and Co. Limited. 1910-1919. Printer. rear of 9 High Street, Ilfracombe 1910-1919. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Welsford, H. 1914-1939. Printer. 129 High Street, Ilfracombe 1914-1923 ; 5, Oxford Grove 1923-1939. Sources: Directories.

Ilfracombe. Whatley, Dorothy. 1830. Printer, bookseller. 1830d.

Ilfracombe. Wills, Miss Jemima. 1850-1856. Printer, bookseller, stationer. High Street 1852d-1855h; Fore Street 1850d-1856d.

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