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Cadell & Davies Records: Finding Aid
mssCD 1-529  
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Description
This collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence and records of the London publishing firm of Cadell & Davies. Though the collection lacks the more well-known authors published by Cadell & Davies, it is useful for studying the world of British publishing in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and is a rich resource for studying the relationship between an author and a publisher, engraver, or printer.
Background
In 1767, upon the retirement of Andrew Miller, Thomas Cadell, 1742-1802, succeeded to the bookselling and publishing business. Cadell became one of the foremost publishers of his time before his retirement in 1793. At this time he made over the business to his son, Thomas Cadell, 1773-1836, and his apprentice and assistant, William Davies, d. 1820; Cadell and Davies ran the business together until Davies’ death, and Cadell carried on until his own death in 1836. Beginning with Andrew Miller, and continuing with Cadell & Davies this publishing house was associated with William Blackstone, Henry Fielding, Edward Gibbon, David Hume, Samuel Johnson and Hannah More and many other authors of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Extent
622 pieces in 11 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.