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Collection Level Description: Papers of the Publishing House of Bentley

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 810-11, d. 1209, e. 732-6; Eng. lett. c. 330
Title: Papers of the Publishing House of Bentley
Dates of Creation: 1829-1936
Extent: 9 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Richard Bentley & Son was a publisher and bookseller based in London. The members of the Bentley family represented in the collection are Richard the elder (1794-1871), his son George (1828-95), daughter-in-law Anne, and grandson Richard the younger (1854-1936).

Scope and Content

Papers of three generations of the publishing house of Bentley, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought from Phillips, Son & Neale in 1974.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45597-605.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of Richard Bentley (MSS. Don. b. 12-13, c. 86-7, d. 132-4) and Letters to Richard and George Bentley, Publishers (MSS. Eng. lett. d. 90, d. 100, e. 25).

Access Points

Publishers and publishing

Diaries | 19th century

Bentley | Anne | fl 1884-1898

Bentley | George | 1828-1895 | Publisher and Author

Bentley | Lucy | fl 1936

Bentley | Richard | 1794-1871 | Publisher

Bentley | Richard | 1854-1936 | Publisher

Richard Bentley & Son, publishers and booksellers


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