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04 July 2014

Devon book trades: Plymouth S-Z

Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History; 7
The Devon book trades: a biographical dictionary. Plymouth. Surnames: S-Z
Plymouth. Sach and Co. 1923-1939. Printer. 332, Sydney Street 1923-1939. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Sach, Fras. Edwd. 1910-1926. Printer. Sydney Street, Plymouth 1910-1923 ; 5, Sydney Street 1926. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. SANFORD, Mary Ann. Engraver and working jeweller. Westwell Street 1844d.

Plymouth. SAUNDERS and HEYDON. Newspaper publishers. Whimple Street 1830d. Published Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal 1830d.

Plymouth. SAUNDERS, S. Print publisher. Published lithographs of local scenes, some jointly with W.Byers. Imprints: 1830: Sartorius, White; single prints (Somers Cocks) c1830: 2106, 2219, 2268. Sources: Somers Cocks p.13.

Plymouth. SCOTT and HOPKINS. Newspaper proprietors. 16, Bedford Street 1844d-1850d. Proprietors of Plymouth Times 1844d-1850d.

Plymouth. SCOTT, Henry Edward Orchard. Printer andc. Hoe Garden House 1850d.

Plymouth. Searle, Harold J. 1919-1923. Printer. 12, Saint Jude's Road 1919-1923. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Seward, E. W. 1902-1910. Printer. Hoegate Place 1902-1910. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Seward, Mitchell and Co. Limited. 1914. Printer. Station Road, Plymouth. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Sellick, George Henry. 1889. Printer. 51, Bedford Street 1889. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Sellick, James. 1850-1878. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, music seller (1850d). 28, East Street 1850d; Whimple Street, Plymouth 1855h; 28, Whimple Street 1850d-1856 ; 51, Bedford Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. SIMS, George. Bookseller, stationer. 30, Whimple Street, Plymouth 1850d-1852d; Whimple Street 1855h. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks): c1855: 1909.

Plymouth. Skardon, John William. 1878-1893. Printer. 15, Frankfort Lane 1878-1893. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. SKELTON, Samuel. Librarian to Public Library and private teacher of writing and arithmetic, Morley Street 1836d.

Plymouth. SMART, William Andrew. Bookseller, stationer. 12, Buckwell Street 1850d.

Plymouth. SMITH, Elizabeth. Bookseller. Possibly related to Thomas Smith of Tavistock. Imprints: 1753: Salmon. Sources; Plomer; Dredge p.48.

Plymouth. SMITH, Granville. Printer. 3, Parade 1809d.

Plymouth. Smith, John. 1878-1910. Printer. Old Town Street 1878 ; 102, Old Town Street 1889-1893 ; works: Notte Street 1889-1902 ; 69, Old Town Steeet 1910. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. SMITH, John and Henry. Printers, stationers, bookbinders, ledger and account book manufacturers. 40, Treville Street, Plymouth 1850d; 40 and 41, Treville Street 1852d-1856d. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks): c1845: 2118.

Plymouth. SMITH, John Thomas. Engraver and printer. Ebrington Street 1844d.

Plymouth. Smith, R. S. and Co. 1878. Printer. 20, George Street, Plymouth 1878 ; 98, Fore Street, Devonport 1878 ; 45, Edgcumbe Street, Stonehouse 1878. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. SMITHURST, Benjamin. Bookseller. Subscribed to Walker's Sufferings of the clergy 1714. Received payment for stamped paper for printing the water leases 1733-34. Imprints: 1704: Lee; 1739: Mudge; printed forms 1710. Sources: Plomer; Dredge p.36,115; Dickinson p.169; Calendar of Plymouth municipal records, ed. R.N.Worth, (1893), p.173; Worth p.508.

Plymouth. SMITHURST, Elizabeth. Bookseller. Imprints: 1748: Mudge.

Plymouth. SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE. 14, Frankfort Street 1852d. William Peter Henry White superintendent 1852d.

Plymouth. SOLTAU, W.H. Tract depot. 5, Cornwall Street 1850d.

Plymouth. SOUTH DEVON LITERARY CHRONICLE. Reviews EFP 18/2/1847 4b, 18/3/1847 4a, 22/4/1847 4b, 27/5/1847 4a, 24/6/1847 4a.

Plymouth. SOUTH DEVON MONTHLY MUSEUM. Advert EFP 4/7/1833 2b. Review EFP 8/8/1833 4c.

Plymouth. SOUTHWOOD. Stationer. Cornwall Street 1812d. Sources: Worth p.509.

Plymouth. STEEL, R. Printer. Plymouth. Died: EFP 3/4/1806 4c.

Plymouth. STEVENS/STEPHENS, Henry. Printer. 9, Bilbury Street, Plymouth 1840d.

Plymouth. STEVENS, Robert White. 1830-1926. Printer, bookseller, stationer, chart seller. 18, Woolster Street, Plymouth 1830d-1836d; 15, Parade 1840d-1856d. House 1, Saltram Place 1850 ; Parade Printing Works, 15 Parade 1889-1893 ; 15 Parade 1878-1926 ; 21, Southside Street 1889-1902 ; 20 and 21, Southside Street, Plymouth 1910-1926. Parade Printing Works, advertisement agent, established 1818 (directories 1893-1902). Born: Plymouth, 4th son of John, shipowner. Succeeded H.C.Creagh 1828. Publisher of Claringbull's chart of Plymouth Sound and map of Plymouth etc. 1844d. Alderman on Plymouth Corporation. Records for 1844-1937 in Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. Continued in 1963 as Parade Printing Works. Sources: Edwards, N.L. My memory walks beside me, (1963) p.3.

Plymouth. STRADLING, E. Stationer. 10, Tavistock Street 1856d.

Plymouth. STROUD, William. Printer, bookseller. 29, Old Town Street, Plymouth 1840d-1844d. Insolvent debtor EFP 21/9/1843 3g.

Plymouth. Swiss and Sons. 1902. Printer. 97, Old Town Street 1902. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Tall, A. E. 1926. Printer. Woolster Street 1926. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Tall, Albert. 1926. Printer. 7, Saint Jude's Road 1926. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. TALLIS, John and Co. Booksellers, publishers. 14, Morley Street, Plymouth 1852d; Morley Street 1855h. Ed. Mullins agent 1852d.

Plymouth. TANNER and WHITE. Printers, bookbinders. Buckwell Lane, Plymouth 1852d-1855h.

Plymouth. TATTON, Anthony. High Street, Plymouth 1855h.

Plymouth. THOMAS, J. Printer. Frankfort Square, Plymouth 1856d.

Plymouth. THOMAS, Jenkin. Printer, bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, librarian. 1, Frankfort Street 1836; 9, Cornwall Street, corner of Russell Street 1836d-1856d. Mother died EFP 30/6/1836 2f. Registered press 24/10/1831 (DRO Q/S 68). Printer of West Devon Standard 1836d. Printed order for reception of pauper patient used 1851.

Plymouth. THOMAS, Samuel T. Bookbinder. Whimple Street. Binder's label on G.Byron, Marino Faliero (1821), Maggs cat. 1098 item 496.

Plymouth. Thompson, F. R. 1910. Printer. 31, Old Town Street 1910. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Thompsons. 1914-1939. Printer. 23 Old Town Street, Plymouth 1914-1926 ; 16, Tavistock Road 1935-1939. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Three Towns Printing Co. 1923. Printer. 25, Russell Street 1923. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Tickle, William Henry. 1889. Printer. 4, Abbey Place 1889. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. TISDALE, John. Printer, bookseller, librarian. 3, Squire Terrace, Plymouth 1840d-1844d.

Plymouth. TREGO, John. Bookseller, stationer. 11, Green Street, Plymouth 1830d; Green Street 1836d. Tea dealer and tract seller 1836d.

Plymouth. TRELEAVEN, John. Bookseller, stationer. 23, Hampton Street, Plymouth 1830d; Chapel Street 1836d. Described as itinerant bookseller 1836d.

Plymouth. Trend and Co. 1893-1926. Printer. 163, Union Street 1893-1919 ; Mount Pleasant 1926. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Trevor, H. and Co. 1878-1889. Printers. 113, Union Street 1878 ; 9, Octagon Works 1889. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. TREWMAN and HAYDON. Letterpress and copperplate printers. Pike Street 1779-1785p. Robert Trewman and Benjamin Haydon. Broadside dated August 1779. Published proposals for R.Cowl's map of Plymouth 1787. Received subscriptions for John Hayman's plan and directory of Exeter, 1789. Sources; Dredge p.109; Pendred; Bailey; Worth p.508; Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries, 35:9 (Spr 1986), p.338-9.

Plymouth. TRIGGS, William Blackler. Printer, bookseller, stationer, circulating library, fancy repository. 2, George Street, Plymouth 1840d-1844d; 32, George Street 1850d-1852d. Married: 22/9/1840 EFP 1/10/1840 2f.

Plymouth. Trythall, William J. 1878. Printer and lithographer. 100, Old Town Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. TUTTON, Anthony. Bookseller, newsagent. 31, High Street, Plymouth 1840d; 32, High Street 1844d-1852d. Cheap periodical warehouse 1844d-1852d.

Plymouth. Underhill (Plymouth) Ltd. 1923-1939. Printers. Central Exchange Works, Kinterbury Street 1923-1926 ; Regent Street 1935-1939. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Underhill and Co. 1914. Printers. 1, Kinterburv street 1910-1919 ; Central Exchange werks, Whimple Street 1910-1919. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Underhill, Frank. 1893-1902. Printer. 8, Tavistock Road 1893 ; 74, Old Town Street 1902. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Valletort Press. 1935-1939. Printer. 50, Adelaide Street, East Stonehouse 1935-1939 ; Works, Adelaide Mews 1939. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Varcoe, L. H. and Co. 1935-1939. Printer. Notte Street 1935-1939. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. VEALE, John. Printer. Plymouth. Married: EFP 23/2/1832 2d. Registered press c1829 (DRO Q/S 68).

Plymouth. WALKER, Benjamin. Bookbinder. 15, Finewell Street 1844d.

Plymouth. WALKER, Robert. Bookbinder. Finewell Street, Plymouth 1836d.

Plymouth. WALKER, William. Bookbinder. 15, Finewell Street, Plymouth 1844d; 13, Finewell Street 1850d-1852d; Finewell Street 1855h; 5, Hoe Street, Plymouth 1856d.

Plymouth. WALLIS and WILLS. Booksellers. Plymouth 1789. Listed by Alfred Wallis for 1789. Sold publications of E.Newbery 1789. Sources: Dredge p.83,109.

Plymouth. WALLIS, Mrs. Anne. Bookseller. Market Street 1787. Died: aged 63 EFP 23/11/1797 3c, MM Dec 1797 p.500. Stock for sale EFP 7/9/1786 3d. House in Market Street for sale EFP 28/6/1787 3d. House for sale EFP 5/9/1793 3c.

Plymouth. WALLIS, James. Bookseller. Plymouth. Takes in adverts for EFP 2/9/1763 4a-d. Subscribed to Calcott's Collection of thoughts 1764. Adverts EFP 11/1/1765 4c, 8/1/1768 2ab, 27/1/1769 2cd,4cd, 5/1/1770 2c. John Sweetland, his apprentice, ran away EFP 12/8/1768 2b. Agent for medicine EFP 12/1/1770 4d. Advert for Edward Score's catalogues EFP 31/8/1770 2d. Advert EFP 1/1/1773 2c. Takes adverts for EFP 5/1/1776 3,4b. Advert for books EFP 26/6/1776 2a. Agent for theatre tickets EFP 6/11/1778 2d. Imprints: 1760: Blackett; 1769: Alcock, Turner; 1770: Dyer; 1773: Puddicombe; 1775: Stearne; 1776: Lascells; 1779: Matrimony. Sources: Plomer; Dredge p.29,36,106,107.

Plymouth. WALTON, John. Engraver and copperplate printer. 54, Old Town Street, Plymouth 1823d. Imprints: 1827: Tourist's; 1828: Sandford.

Plymouth. WARD, John. Bookbinder, paper ruler, copperplate printer (1844d), bookseller (1850d). St. Catherine's Street, Plymouth 1830d-1844d; 5, Old Town Street 1850d.

Plymouth. WARD, Mary. Bookseller, bookbinder. 3, Old Town Street, Plymouth 1852d; Old Town Street 1855h; North Street, Plymouth 1855h.

Plymouth. WARDON, Thomas. Engraver. Plymouth 1780/1. Sun insurance policy 437901 1780/1, Guildhall Lib. ms. 11,936/289.

Plymouth. WATTS and Co. Wholesale stationers and rag merchants. Lower Street, Plymouth 1840d-1852d. Also marine store dealers 1844d-1852d.

Plymouth. WEATHERLEY, Robert. Letterpress and copperplate printer. Nut Street 1774; Plymouth 1785p. Mentioned in a list of provincial booksellers 1759. Married: Elizabeth, daughter of James Rowlands Esq. of the Exchequer EFP 4/11/1774 3d, LDA 2/11/1774. Advert EFP 8/8/1766 4d. Agent for magazine The Whisperer EFP 3/5/1771 2c. Printed theatre playbill 1774. Published A new form of prayer 1778. Royal Exchange insurance policy 78245 £700 1779/81, Guildhall Lib. ms 7253/5. Advert for medicine EFP 11/8/1780 2d. Agent for lottery tickets EFP 27/10/1780 1d. Imprints: 1769: Alcock, Huxham, Musgrave; 1770: Cookworthy, Janes (2); 1775: Curtice, Entertaining; 1776: Carpenter; 1782: Candle auction 30/11/1782 (PRO: HO 42/1 fo.410); 1790?: Smith, E. Sources; Plomer; Goulden; Dredge p.82; Attwood p.137; Notes and Queries, 11 ser., v. 1, p.364.

Plymouth. WEBB, Richard. Printer, newspaper proprietor. 17, Queen Street 1830d. Died: EFP 12/10/1843 2g. Proprietor of Plymouth and Devonport Journal 1830d-1843.

Plymouth. WEEKS, William. Plymouth 1659. Trade token 1659. Sources: Worth p.508; ESTC file.

Plymouth. WEST, John. Newsagent. 23, Bilbury Street 1850d; Bilbury Street 1855h.

Plymouth. West, William G. 1914-1939. Printer. 71, Regent st. Plymouth 1914-1939. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. WEST DEVON STANDARD. Newspaper. 9, Cornwall Street 1836d. Published 8/1/1835-9/12/1836. First issue only had title Devonport Standard and Plymouth United Services Gazette. Published Wednesdays 1836d. Publisher: Jenkin Thomas 1836d. Incorporated with West of England Conservative.

Plymouth. Westcott, Leonard D. 1878. Printer. 14, Frankfort Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Westcott, Walter F. 1889. Printer. 14, Frankfort Street 1889. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. WESTERN MORNING NEWS. Newspaper. 26, Bedford Street 1859. First issue to be 2/1/1860, advert EFP 15/12/1859 4a. Advert EFP 5/1/1860 4a. Frederick Pipes, reporter, married EFP 28/5/1873 5f. Proprietor Edward Spender drowned EFP 12/6/1878 5e.

Plymouth. WESTERN TIMES. Newspaper. 33, Bedford Street. Proprietors Featherstone and Arliss 1830d. Plymouth office of Exeter newspaper.

Plymouth. Wheeler and Co. 1878. Printer. 27 1/2, Buckwell Street 1878. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. Wheeler, Thomas. 1889-1893. Printer. 27 1/2 Buckwell Street 1889-1893. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. WHITE, William Peter Henry. Printer. Hoe Street, Plymouth 1836d; 14, Franfort Street 1852d. Superintendent of SPCK 1852d.

Plymouth. WHITFELD, Henry. Bookseller. Plymouth 1752-78; St. Andrew 1753. Married: Elizabeth Watson Tremayne of St. Andrew, spinster, licence 28/3/1753. Imprints: 1752: Huxham (2); 1759: Huxham; 1767: Huxham; 1769: Huxham; 1778: A new form of prayer. Sources: Plomer; Dredge p.82; Attwood p.137.

Plymouth. WHITFELD, J. Bookseller. Market Street, Plymouth 1770. Imprints: 1770: Cookworthy. Sources: Plomer.

Plymouth. WHITFELD, Samuel. Bookseller. Notice to debtors and creditors EFP 31/3/1780 3a.

Plymouth. WHITFELD, W. Bookseller. Advert EFP 11/1/1765 4c. Agent for theatre tickets EFP 6/11/1778 2d.

Plymouth. Whitfield and Newman Ltd. 1926-1939. Printer. 28, Russell Street. Sources: Directories.

Plymouth. WILDE, John. Librarian. Married: wife died EFP 31/12/1818 4b. Died: EFP 29/12/1825 4a. Librarian of Plymouth Public Library.

Plymouth. WILLIAMS. Printer. Plymouth 1823. Married: EFP 27/3/1823 4c.

Plymouth. WLLIAMS, John. Stationer. Plymouth c1660. Sources: Worth p.508.

Plymouth. WILLIAMS, John. Printer, stationer,bookbinder. Old Town 1812d; 1, Old Town Street 1823d; 31, Old Town Street 1830d. Constable 1812d. British Library HS.74/2008 contains a broadside: The times; or, the poor man's cry (a new song) [and] Love & murder, signed Williams, printer, Old-Town.

Plymouth. WILLIAMS, John Haydon. Printer andc. Tavistock Street, Plymouth 1836d. Registered press 24/12/1819 (DRO Q/S 52).

Plymouth. WILLIAMS, Thomas Hewitt. Engraver. See Exeter.

Plymouth. WILLIAMSON, Mrs. E. Newsagent. 61, York Street, Plymouth 1856d.

Plymouth. WILLIS, Edward. Bookbinder. 20, Breton Side, Plymouth 1830d.

Plymouth. WILLS, Edward. Bookseller, stationer. Market Street, Plymouth 1791-1812d; 26, Market Street 1809d-1823d. Trading as: Wallis and Wills 1789. Agent for lottery tockets EFP 31/1/1788 1d. Sources: Dredge p.83.

Plymouth. WINNICOTT, C. Printer. 26, George Street, Devonport 1856d.

Plymouth. WOOD, Charles. Printer, bookseller, bookbinder, stationer, general newsagent. Staffords Hill, Devonport 1840d; 5, Staffords Hill 1852d-1856d; 9, Catherine Street, Devonport 1856d. Registered press 1835/6 (DRO Q/S 68). Published Devonport, Plymouth and Stonehouse reflector 1840d.

Plymouth. WOOD, William and Sons. Printers, booksellers, stationers, auctioneers and appraisers. 52, Fore Street, Devonport 1840d; 55, Fore Street 1844d. William and William junior registered press 29/7/1840 (DRO Q/S 68).

Plymouth. WOOD, William. Printer,bookseller, stationer, bookbinder, auctioneer. 55, Fore Street, Devonport 1852d-1856d. Imprints: single prints (Somers Cocks): c1845: 2036; 1849: 2165; c1859: 2188; c1860: 2195.

Plymouth. WORSLEY, Henry. Artist, lithographer. Flourished 1821-46. Produced illustrations for Hennah's The lime rocks of Plymouth c1821-2. Produced lithographs of Plymouth including a panorama in 1826. Sources: Somers Cocks p.7; Worth p.514.

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