Record

LevelFonds
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CD
TitleThe Cadell and Davies Papers
Extent50 items
Date1776-1887
DescriptionCorrespondence with the firm of Cadell and Davies and others on publishing matters as well as correspondence of a social nature.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
LanguageEnglish
Latin
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy is also available in the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections Department.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryCadell 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).
Custodial HistoryThe majority of the papers were collected by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1871) the antiquary and bibliophile.
AcquisitionThe collection was purchased at auction at Sotheby's in 1974.
Related MaterialCadbury Research Library: Special Collections holds other papers collected by Sir Thomas Phillipps (ref: TP)