In 1767, upon the retirement of Andrew Miller, Thomas Cadell, 1742-1802, succeeded to the bookselling and publishing business. Cadell became one of the foremost publishers of his time before his retirement in 1793. At this time, he made over the business to his son, Thomas Cadell, 1773-1836, and his apprentice and assistant, William Davies, d. 1820; Cadell and Davies ran the business together until Davies' death, and Cadell carried on until his death in 1836. Beginning with Andrew Miller, and continuing with Cadell & Davies, this publishing house was associated with William Blackstone, Henry Fielding, Edward Gibbon, David Hume, Samuel Johnson and Hannah More and many other authors of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence and records (accounts, bills, estimates, receipts, orders to pay and promissory notes). Correspondents represented in the collection include: Cadell & Davies, Thomas Cadell, 1742-1802, Thomas Cadell, 1773-1836, William Davies, d. 1820, William Dickinson, Nathan Drake, William Gilpin, William Parr Greswell, John Home, Daniel Lysons, Edward Nares, William Pengree Sherlock and Sharon Turner.