Reference and contact details: GB
161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 810-11, d. 1209, e. 732-6; Eng. lett. c. 330
Title: Papers of the Publishing House of Bentley
Dates of Creation: 1829-1936
Held at: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Extent: 9 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English.
Level of Description: fonds
Richard Bentley & Son was a publisher and bookseller based in London. The members of the Bentley family represented in the collection are Richard the elder (1794-1871), his son George (1828-1895), daughter-in-law Anne, and grandson Richard the younger (1854-1936).
Papers of three generations of the publishing house of Bentley, consisting of:
The papers were bought from Phillips, Son & Neale in 1974.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/).
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45597-605.
See also Papers of Richard Bentley (MSS. Don. b. 12-13, c. 86-7, d. 132-4) and Letters to Richard and George Bentley, Publishers (MSS. Eng. lett. d. 90, d. 100, e. 25).
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.