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Z232.S88 W55x 1738a

The William Strahan archive from the British Library, London, 1738-1861   

Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications.



Subject Category:

History Great Britain

Collection Dates:

01/01/1738 - 12/31/1861


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This 23 reel microfilm collection comprised of 121 volumes that make up the archive, describes the company's activities from its foundation in 1738 to 1861; including its evolution into Spottiswoode Ltd. This series--Printing and Publishing History-- chronicles the day-to-day operations of the printing house as well as publishing records and details of many scholarly works. William Strahan printed some, if not all, of the works of most major authors of the century: Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield, Cook's Voyages, Johnson's Rasselas, Fielding's Tom Jones, Blackstone's Commentaries, Hume's History of England, and Johnson's Dictionary. Records contain information about technological advances such as the canal system, the East India Company, the Goldsmith's Company, and Societies for the Progagation of Gospel and the Promotion of Christian Knowledge. Pt. 1. Reel 1-12. Printing ledgers, lost books, accounts, and memoranda, 1739-1815 (Additional manuscripts 48800-48861) -- pt. 2. Reels 13-23. Accounts, inventories, correspondence, lists of employees, notes on a strike of 1836, and other papers, 1815-1855 (Additional manuscripts 48862-48918)

Finding Aids:

Printing and publishing history, series 1: the Strahan Archive from the British library. A listing and guide to parts one and two (MICRO Z232.S88 W55x 1738a Guide). Guide includes detailed listing of reel contents.

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