Crosby Lockwood archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Arrangement

The papers are bound chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all researchers. No reader's ticket is required but an appointment is necessary. Check www.reading.ac.uk/special-collections/using/sc-using.asp for contact details and opening hours.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Gower Publishing Co. Ltd., 1986

Note

This description was written by Gil Skidmore

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