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Collection Level Description: Letters to Richard and George Bentley, Publishers

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. d. 90, d. 100, e. 25
Title: Letters to Richard and George Bentley, Publishers
Dates of Creation: 1829-89
Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Richard Bentley (1794-1871) and his son George (1828-95) were both publishers. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Letters to Richard and George Bentley, 1829-89.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were bought at Hodgeson's in 1946.

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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. 41641-3.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of the Publishing House of Bentley (MSS. Eng. misc. d. 810-11, d. 1209, e. 732-6; Eng. lett. c. 330).

Access Points

Publishers and publishing

Bentley | George | 1828-1895 | Publisher and Author

Bentley | Richard | 1794-1871 | Publisher

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