Bradbury and Evans (which became Bradbury and Agnew in 1872) was a printing firm. The firm owned the title Punch from 1842, until it was sold to United Newspapers in 1969.
Correspondence of Bradbury and Evans, mainly relating to Punch, 1833-1900. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically, and as well as letters from the regular staff of Punch, the collection also includes letters from Wilkie Collins, Charles Kingsley, Bulwer Lytton, Harriet Martineau, George Meredith, John Everett Millais, Charles Reade, Alfred Tennyson, William Thackeray and Anthony Trollope. Many of the letters from Punch illustrators contain sketches and cartoons.
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Caricatures and cartoons
English wit and humour | periodicals
Collins | William Wilkie | 1824-1889 | novelist and playwright
Kingsley | Charles | 1819-1875 | Canon of Westminster and author
Lytton | Edward George Earle Lytton | Bulwer- | 1803-1873 | 1st Baron Lytton | statesman and novelist
Martineau | Harriet | 1802-1876 | writer
Meredith | George | 1828-1909 | novelist and poet
Millais | Sir | John Everett | 1829-1896 | Knight | painter
Reade | Charles | 1814-1884 | novelist and dramatist
Tennyson | Alfred | 1809-1892 | 1st Baron Tennyson | poet
Thackeray | William Makepeace | 1811-1863 | novelist, journalist, and cartoonist
Trollope | Anthony | 1815-1882 | novelist
Bradbury and Agnew | printers
Bradbury and Evans | printers