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Finding Aid for the Caddell & Davies Records, 1790-1840
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Caddell & Davies Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1790-1840
    Collection number: 922
    Creator: Caddell & Davies
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Thomas Caddell (1742-1802) was born in Bristol, England. He apprenticed to London bookseller and publisher Andrew Millar in 1758, became Millar's partner in 1765 and took over business in 1767. He was succeeded by his son, Thomas Cadell (1773-1836). The firm was named Cadell & Davies after Cadell and his new partner, William Davies, until Davies' death in 1819. The business continued until the younger Cadell's death in 1836. The collection consists of letters from forty correspondents to Cadell & Davies. Most of the letters discuss books, the book trade, and publishing.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Caddell & Davies Records (Collection 922). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709542 

    Biography

    Thomas Caddell was born in Bristol, England, in 1742; apprenticed to London bookseller and publisher Andrew Millar, 1758; became Millar's partner in 1765 and took over business in 1767; published Gibbon and Blackstone and was an original member of famous dining club of booksellers which met monthly at Shakespeare Tavern; retired in 1793 and died in 1802; succeeded by his son, Thomas Cadell (1773-1836); Cadell the elder chose William Davies as Cadell the younger's partner, and the firm was named Cadell & Davies until Davies' death in 1819; the business published the 4th to 8th editions of Boswell's Life of Johnson and continued until the younger Cadell's death in 1836.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of letters from forty correspondents to Cadell & Davies, a publishing company in London, England. Most of the letters discuss books, the book trade, and publishing.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection arranged alphabetically by author.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Cadell & Davies--Archives.
    Publishers and publishing--England--Archival resources.