The collection consists of copyright receipts and agreements, with related correspondence, covering the period 1853-1886. The correspondence is from or relates to several authors including Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke, John Saunders, Marianne Thornton and Austin Dobson.
Crosby Lockwood archive
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 6 RUL MS 2775
- Dates of Creation1853-1886
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 bound volume
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The publishing firm of Lockwood & Co was established by Mark Lockwood in the early nineteenth century at 7 Stationers Hall Court. On his death in the 1850s his son Crosby Lockwood took over the running of the company and eventually changed the name of the firm to Crosby Lockwood & Co.
The firm specialized in books on a wide range of technical subjects, school books and popular literature and continued until 1972 when it was taken over by Granada Publishing.
The papers are bound chronologically
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Gift from Gower Publishing Co. Ltd., 1986
This description was written by Gil Skidmore
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