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Charles Edward Mudie

(1818—1890) founder of a circulating library


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(1818–90),

the founder of Mudie's Lending Library (see Libraries, Circulating). He opened premises in Oxford Street in 1852, where the business prospered for many years, despite frequent complaints about Mudie's moral scruples in selecting his stock, which amounted, some claimed, to a form of censorship.

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