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Collection Level Description: Correspondence of Bradbury and Evans, mainly relating to Punch

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. d. 396-8
Title: Correspondence of Bradbury and Evans, mainly relating to Punch
Dates of Creation: 1833-1900
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Bradbury and Evans

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1977.

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Access Points

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


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