Correspondence with the firm of Cadell and Davies and others on publishing matters as well as correspondence of a social nature.
The Cadell and Davies Papers
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- ReferenceGB 150 CD
- Dates of Creation1776-1887
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description50 items
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Cadell and Davies: Booksellers and publishers. Thomas Cadell, 1742-1802. In 1758 he was sent to London and apprenticed to Andrew Millar. He rose rapidly in his profession, and was a generous patron of authors. William Davies, Cadell's partner was a Montgomeryshire man. Cadell and Davies appear in Welsh imprints although they did not specialise in Welsh books.
Reference: Peter Isaac, Editor, Six Centuries of the Provincial Book Trade in Britain (St Paul's Bibliographies, 1990).
Conditions Governing Access
Open. Access to all registered researchers.
The majority of the papers were collected by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1871) the antiquary and bibliophile. The collection was purchased at auction, Sotheby's in 1974.
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Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
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