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Robin Alston Library History England

Robin Alston Library History England

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LIBRARIES IN ENGLAND TO 1850This a complete listing of all libraries so far identified in England.This is a large file!The arrangement is by county, and within county by place and name.
HOME
BEDFORDSHIRE
AMPTHILL
bed 
Giberne's Circulating Library
1773
[Daniel Giberne]
 Northampton Mercury, 27 December, 1773.
AMPTHILL
bed 
Literary Society
1845?Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850.
AMPTHILL
bed 
Mechanics' Institution
18501851 Census.
BEDFORD
bed 
Archaeological & Architectural Society
1847 Correspondence, registers, library cat., accounts, 1847-1987. Catalogue: Bedfordshire RO.
BEDFORD
bed 
Assembly & Reading Room
1845? Listed in Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, 1854.
BEDFORD bed Barnes' Circulating Library
1805?
[J. Barnes]
 Northampton Mercury, 29 October, 1808. Succeeded by J. Bedford.
BEDFORD
bed 
Bedford Reading Room
1825 J.H. Matthiason, Bedford, 1831, p. 169.
BEDFORD bed Bedford's Circulating Library
1809?
[J. Bedford]
 Northampton Mercury, 11 February, 1809. Catalogue: 1809.
BEDFORD
bed 
Free Grammar School
1160 A.F. Leach, VCH, Bedfordshire, II, pp. 149-180. Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861. History 1925 BL 08364.g.26.
BEDFORD bed Grant's Circulating Library
1821
[W.P. Grant]
 Northampton Mercury, 14 July, 1821. Catalogue: 1821.
BEDFORD bed Gray's Circulating Library
1829
[William Gray]
 BBTI.
BEDFORD
bed 
Independent Book Club
1820?See R. Phillips, Personal Tour, 1829, pp. 17-18. 791.h.32.
BEDFORD
bed 
Literary & Scientific Institute
17001851 Census. Listed in Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, 1854. Catalogue: 1892 - 11900.bb.76. Minutes, reports,loans, rules &c. (Bedfordshire RO).
BEDFORD bed Merry's Circulating Library
1825?
[C.B. Merry]BEDFORD bed Old Library
1700
[Bedford General Library]
The deed of gift reprinted by Thomas Fisher in Gentleman's Magazine, 1817, ii, 135-36, 578. Originally kept in the Vestry of St John's Church. Listed in Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, 1854. Bedford County Library. 550 survive.
BEDFORD
bed 
Protestant Book Society
1790?
BEDFORD
bed 
Reading Room & Library
1826 -1859. Minutes, catalogue (Befordshire RO).
BEDFORD bed Sharp's Circulating Library
1780?
[George Sharpe]BEDFORD bed Smart's Circulating Library
1753?
[William Smart]
 Northampton Mercury, 9 July, 1753.
BEDFORD bed Smith's Circulating Library
1791
[William Smith]
 Northampton Mercury, 8 October, 1791. Succeeded by James Webb.
BEDFORD
bed 
Town & County Library
1839 BBTI.
BEDFORD bed Webb's Circulating Library
1790?
[James Webb]
1790?-1840? BBTI.
BEDFORD bed Webb's Circulating Library
1805
[James Webb]
 Northampton Mercury, 9 November, 1805. Succeeded William Smith. Labels in Bedford RO; Franks; John Johnson. Catalogue: 1805. Label inFranks.
BEDFORD bed Wood's Circulating Library
1810?
[John Wood]
 Bill in Bedford RO.
BIGGLESWADE
bed 
Free School
1557  A.F. Leach, VCH, Bedfordshire, II, pp. 149-180.
BIGGLESWADE bed Gardiner's Circulating Library
1839
[W.W. & C.T. Gardiner]
 BBTI.
BIGGLESWADE
bed 
Mechanics' Institution
18501851 Census.
BROMHAM
bed 
Parochial Library
1740Founded by Thomas Lord Trevor in 1740. N & Q, 1882,vi,258. Catalogue: 1961 - 2724.c.4. 860+ survive. Perkin's list.
CADDINGTON
bed 
Caddington School
1666 Founded by Sir George Coppin. William Cowper was a pupil. VCH Bedfordshire. Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861.
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CADDINGTON
bed 
Parochial Library
1720? All gone. Perkin's list.
CARDINGTON
bed 
Parochial Library
1788 Bedford County Library. 157 survive. Perkin's list.
CRANFIELD
bed 
Cranfield Book Society
1705?SPCK Archives, 4 April, 1709.
CRANFIELD
bed 
Parochial Library
1715 All gone.
DUNSTABLE
bed 
Dunstable School
1200? A.F. Leach, VCH, Bedfordshire, II, pp. 149-180.
DUNSTABLE
bed 
Reading Room
1845?1851 Census.
GREAT GRANSDEN
bed 
Parochial Library
1793?1 survives. Perkin's list.
HOUGHTON CONQUEST
bed 
Free School
1632 A.F. Leach, VCH, Bedfordshire, II, pp. 149-180. Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861.
KEMPSTON bed Crowsley's Circulating Library
1839
[Samuel Crowsley]
 BBTI.
LUTON bed Hill's Circulating Library
1825?
[William Hill]
 R. Phillips, Personal Tour, 1829, p. 7.
LUTON
bed 
Parochial Library
1650?Chained library. Perkin's list.
MEPPERSHALL
bed 
Meppershall Book Club
1704?Started by Rev. Thomas Salmon. E. McClure, Chapter in English Church History, 1888, pp. 271-2.
PODINGTON
bed 
Parochial Library
1670?Chained library. Perkin's list.
SHEFFORD
bed 
Literary Institute
1845?Slater's National & Commercial Directory, 1850.
SHEFFORD bed Stafford's Circulating Library
1839?
[Charles Stafford]
 BBTI.
STREATLEY
bed 
Parochial Library
1729 A Bray library.
TURVEY
bed 
National School Institute
1845? Accounts & Papers. 1852-53. Education. 1854. Based on 1851 Census.
WOBURN bed Croft's Circulating Library
1839?
[William Croft]
 BBTI.
WOBURN
bed 
Parochial Library
1670?Chained library. Perkin's list.
YELDEN
bed 
Parochial Library
1849Founded by E.S. Buntin, the Vicar. 400 survive - Bedford County Library. Perkin's list.
BERKSHIREABINGDON
ber
Belcher's School
1713Founded by Richard Belcher. A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
ABINGDON
ber
Free Grammar School
1400? A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284. History[1830] - 8365.aa.11(1). Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861.
ABINGDON ber Harding's Circulating Library
1800?
[John Harding]
Catalogue: 1804 - Bodley. Bankrupt 1806. Reading Mercury, 18 August, 1806.
ABINGDON ber King's Circulating Library
1810
[James King]
 Jackson's Oxford Journal, 14 April, 1810.
ABINGDON
ber
Literary & Scientific Society
18441851 Census. Defunct in 1851.
ABINGDON
ber
Parochial Library
1618Chained library. Reading University.
ABINGDON ber Parsons' Circulating Library
1840?
[Richard Parsons]
 Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842.
ABINGDON ber Payne's Circulating Library
1825?
[John & Charles Payne]
 Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830. Reading Mercury, 14 November, 1825.
ABINGDON
ber
Radley College
1847 (Archives)
ABINGDON
ber
Reading & Library Society
1810?1812 MS Catalogue: in Bodley (Top. Berks. e. 1.)
ABINGDON ber Reading Rooms
1845?
[Richard Parsons]
 Listed in Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, 1854.
APPLETON
ber
Appleton School
1604 A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
BINFIELD
ber
Binfield School
1652 A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
BINFIELD
ber
Parochial Library
1670?Chained library. Perkin's list.
BLEWBURY
ber
Blewbury School
1700 A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
BLEWBURY
ber
Parochial Library
1670?Chained library. 6 survive. Perkin's list.
BRADFIELD
ber
Parochial Library
1800?Perkin's list.
BRAY
ber
Free School
1705 A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
BUCKLAND
ber
Parochial Library
1660? Reading University. 58 survive. Perkin's list.
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CHADDLEWORTH
ber
Chaddleworth School
1719 A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
CHILDREY
ber
Free School
1526  A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
DENCHWORTH
ber
Parochial Library
1693Catalogue: 1875. Ker p. 76. 150 (?) survive. Perkin's list. Built 1693 by Rev Ralph Kedden. N & Q, 1881,iv,304-05.
DIDCOT
ber
Parochial Library
1670?Chained library. 9 survive. Perkin's list.
FARINGDON ber Knapp's Circulating Library
1840?
[Richard Knapp]
 Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842.
FARINGDON ber Knapp's Circulating Library
1814?
[Richard Knapp]
 Jackson's Oxford Journal, 16 July, 1814.
HARWELL
ber
Harwell School
1644 A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
HUNGERFORD
ber
Free Grammar School
1653 A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284. Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861.
HUNGERFORD
ber
Medical Reading Society
1825?Taunton Courier, 3 November, 1830. Met in The Bear.
HUNGERFORD
ber
Parochial Library
1841 A Bray library.
HURLEY
ber
Parochial Library
1634 All gone.
LANGBOURNE
ber
Free School
1685Schools Inquiry Commission, 1867-68.
MAIDENHEAD
ber
Literary, Scientific & Mechanics' Institution
18441851 Census. Listed in Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, 1854.
MAIDENHEAD ber Meggy's Circulating Library
1840?
[W. Meggy]
 Label in John Johnson.
MAIDENHEAD
ber
Spoore's School
1686  A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284.
MAIDENHEAD ber Wetton's Circulating Library
1811?
[George W. Wetton]
-1822? Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830. Succeeded by W. Meggy. Label in John Johnson. BL has imprints 1811-22.
MAIDENHEAD ber Wyvill's Circulating Library
1812?
[R. Wyvill]
 Reading Mercury, 8 August, 1814.
NEWBURY ber Andrews' Circulating Library
1820?
[Jane Andrews]
 BBTI. Berkshire Chronicle, 29 January, 1825.
NEWBURY
ber
Free Grammar School
1466? A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284. Crockford's Scholastic Directory for 1861.
NEWBURY ber Fuller's Circulating Library
1788
[Benjamin Fuller]
 Rules in BL copy of The Ramble of Philo, 1788, vol. 2. 1154.g.9. BL has imprints for 1796-99.
NEWBURY ber Harold's Circulating Library
1800
[Ann Harold]
 Reading Mercury, 17 February, 1800.
NEWBURY ber Lewis' Circulating Library
1825?
[Francis Lewis]
 Listed in Pigot's National Commercial Directory 1830. Founded by John Lewis in 1795.
NEWBURY ber Lewis' Circulating Library
1820?
[Winifred Lewis]
 Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842. Widow of John Lewis. BL has imprint for 1841 - 701.c.38(4).
NEWBURY ber Lewis' Circulating Library
1795
[John Lewis]
 Reading Mercury, 1 June, 1795. Succeeded by his widow, Winifred.
NEWBURY
ber
Literary & Scientific Society
1843- 1904. 1851 Census. Listed in Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, 1854. (Berkshire RO).
NEWBURY ber Mayo's Circulating Library
1805?
[Mrs A. Mayo]
 Reading Mercury, 23 April, 1810. Died in 1822.
NEWBURY
ber
Newbury Book Club
1800? Berkshire RO D/ENm2 C5.
NEWBURY
ber
Parochial Library
1695 Bray library. Perkin's list.
NEWBURY ber Roe's Circulating Library
1840?
[William Roe]
 Listed in Robson's Directory, 1842.
NEWBURY ber Willis & Fuller's Circulating Library
1787 
[John Willis & Benjamin Fuller]
 Reading Mercury, 3 September, 1787.
RADLEY
ber
Radley College
1847  A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284. (Archives)
READING
ber
Athenaeum
1842 Listed in Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, 1854. Minutes, accounts, &c. (Berkshire RO).
READING ber Beasley's Circulating Library
1826 
[Ebenezer Beasley]
 Berkshire Chronicle, 27 May, 1826. Succeeded - Mattacks. Succeeded by Richard Parsons in 1830.
READING
ber
Berkshire Athenaeum Club
1776 -1995. Minutes, accounts &c. (Berkshire RO).
READING
ber
Berkshire County Club
1776 -1887. Minutes, accounts &c. (Berkshire RO).
READING ber Binfield's Musical Circulating Library
1819?
[- Binfield]
 Reading Mercury, 12 April, 1819.
READING ber Blackman's Circulating Library
1772
[Samuel Blackman]
 Died 1774. Succeeded by Mrs Waugh, sister of John Waugh, then her husband George.
READING
ber
Blue Coat School
1646  A.F. Leach, VCH, Berkshire, II, pp. 245-284. History, 1977 - X525/2190.
READING ber Brown's Circulating Library
1827?
[John B. Brown]
Succeeded Knight & Dredge.
READING ber Carnan's Circulating Library
1780?
[John Carnan]
 Reading Mercury, 24 July, 20 November, 1780. May have taken over Newbery's library? Died 1785. K.G. Burton, Early Newspaper Press in
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