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Bagster & Sons was a publishing company founded by Samuel Bagster the elder (1772–1851).
An album of letters, memoirs, poems, riddles and sketches, written and drawn by members of the Bagster family of publishers, with a few items of printed ephemera. Most of the material was composed between 1813 and 1914, but a single letter of 1782 was transcribed in 1850. The album was possibly compiled by Jonathan Bagster (1813-1872), the younger son of Bagster & Sons. Including:
Purchased from Blackwell’s Rare Books, 1 March 2016, from the Roy V. Sowers Fund.
The album originally contained documents loosely inserted throughout the body of the text, with many inserts between the upper and lower boards. The material at the front and back of the volume has been removed and placed in three fascicules as folios 525-79. Individual loose leaves have been left in place.
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8374, fols. 1-2].
Bagster | Samuel | 1772-1851 | Publisher and author
Bagster | Eunice | 1777-1877 | nee Birch | Wife of Samuel Bagster
Bagster | Jonathan | 1813-1872 | Editor-in-chief
Bagster | Samuel | 1800-1835 | Printer and author
20th centuryPublishers and publishing