Finding Aid for the Caddell & Davies Records, 1790-1840

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Caddell & Davies Records, 1790-1840

Collection number: 922

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Online finding aid edited by:
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© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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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 Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

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.


Container List

 

Adolphus, John, 1768-1845.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
 

Andrews, James Pettit, 1737?-1797.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Bancroft, Edward, 1744-1821.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Blayney, Benjamin, 1728-1801.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Brown, William Laurence, 1755-1830.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Burgon, John William, 1813-1888.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Clarke, Edward Daniel, 1769-1822.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Conder, Josiah, 1789-1855.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Coutts, Thomas, 1735-1822.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
 

Coxe, William, 1747-1828.

Physical Description: 6 letters.
 

Craufurd, Quintin, 1743-1819.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
 

Drury, Henry Joseph Thomas, 1778-1841.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Hardwicke, Philip Yorke, 3rd earl of, 1757-1834.

Physical Description: 12 letters.
 

Harraden, Richard, 1756-1838.

Physical Description: 6 letters.
 

Harraden, Richard Bankes, 1778-1862.

Physical Description: 6 letters.
 

Hoare, Sir Richard Colt, 1758-1838.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
 

Horne, Thomas Hartwell, 1780-1862.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Hughes, Reverend George.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
 

Huntingford, Henry, 1787-1867.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
 

Illingworth, Cayley, 1758-1823.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Longman, Thomas Norton, 1771-1842.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Longmans, firm, publishers, London.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Neale, Grace Elizabeth, Lady , 1772-1855.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Newenham, Thomas, 1762-1831.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Nichols and Son, firm, publishers, London.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
 

Palmer, Joseph, formerly Budworth, 1756-1815.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Paul, Sir John Dean, 1st baronet, d. 1852.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Penn, John, 1760-1834.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph, 1791-1865.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Pott, Joseph Holden, 1759-1847.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Pratt, Josiah, 1768-1844.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Pyne, William Henry, 1769-1843.

Physical Description: 2 letters.
 

Richards, George, 1767-1837.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Roberts, Peter, 1760?-1819.

Physical Description: 4 letters.
 

Ryan, Edward, d. 1819.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Thurlow, Edward Hovell-Thurlow, baron , 1781-1829.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Tomline, Sir George Pretyman, 1750-1827.

Physical Description: 3 letters.
 

Walsh, Robert, 1772-1852.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Wraxall, Sir Nathaniel William, baronet, 1751-1831.

Physical Description: 1 letter.
 

Gleig, George, 1753-1840.

Physical Description: 1 letter.