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Alexander Thom

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — European History.

 (1801–79) Printer

for the Post Office in Ireland (1824); for royal commissions in Ireland (1838); and of the Dublin Gazette (1851). With Dublin’s largest printing works from the...

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Arthur Barnett Spingarn

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Bibliography.

 (1878–1971) American book collector.

Educated at Columbia, he became an early civil rights lawyer. His legal concerns led to an interest in collecting black literature produced...

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biographical dictionary

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Australasian and Pacific History.

Begin with Men of the Time in Australia, Victorian Series, published in Melbourne in 1878 by McCarron, Bird & Co. J. Henniker Heaton, English journalist and postal reformer, published...

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Fleet Street

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — British History.

(London) was for centuries the home of the newspaper industry and the name is still used to describe the national press. It ran from the Fleet river, a noisome ditch, to the...

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mandate

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Bibliography.

Deriving from the Latin mandatus (‘command’), the term ‘mandate’ means a letter, especially from a royal or papal authority, giving orders or instructions to someone.

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McGuffey Readers

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — United States History.

In 1834 or 1835, the Cincinnati publisher Winthrop B. Smith hired William Holmes McGuffey (1800–1873), professor of ancient languages at Miami University (Ohio), to prepare a graduated...

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National Archives

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — History of the Americas.

‘The National Archives’ is the name adopted in 2003–4 for a bureaucratic body administering both the Public Record Office (PRO), which moved to Kew, in south London, in 1997, and ...

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proclamation

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Were part of the royal prerogative to deal with emergencies or to make enactments while Parliament was not in being. Under the Tudors they dealt with a large variety of matters—the sale of...

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Simms & M'Intyre

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — European History.

(1806–70),

printer, bookseller, and publisher in Belfast and London. Starting in 1847, its low cost, mass circulation, Parlour Library series revolutionized the market for fiction...

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Society of Antiquaries

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — British History.

Founded in 1707 by a group of like‐minded men meeting weekly at the Bear tavern in the Strand (London), it has had continuous existence since 1717. Gaining a royal charter (1751), then...

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