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Berrow, Harvey (bap. 1719, d. 1776), printer and newspaper proprietor, was baptized on 26 May 1719 at St Mary the Virgin, Northill, Bedfordshire, the third son of Capel Berrow (1673/4–1751), a clergyman, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1723). His eldest brother, Capel Berrow (1715–1782)...

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Blackwood, William (1776–1834), publisher and founder of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, was born in Edinburgh on 20 November 1776, the second son of Alexander Blackwood (1736–1802), descended from a family of silk mercers, and Janet Drysdale. On finishing his formal education at the age of fourteen, ...

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William Blackwood (1776–1834) by Sir William Allan, 1830? Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Burges, Francis (1675/6–1706), printer and newspaper proprietor, was the son of Francis Burges, clerk of the Tower liberties, in London. He was bound apprentice to the printer Freeman Collins on 7 November 1692, and was presumably one of the workmen involved in printing ...

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Edward Cave (1691–1754) by Thomas Worlidge, pubd 1754 (after Francis Kyte, 1740) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cave, Edward (1691–1754), printer and magazine proprietor, was born on 27 February 1691 at Cave's Hole on Watling Street in Newton, near Rugby, Warwickshire, the son of Joseph Cave (1667–1747), who, having lost an entailed family estate, had become a shoemaker in Rugby...

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Chalmers family (per. 1736–1876), newspaper proprietors and printers, established in Aberdeen what became the largest printing and publishing business in the north of Scotland in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The family's prominence was founded on the Aberdeen Journal, among other newspapers and magazines, and on their succeeding as printers to the town and university of ...

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Benjamin Collins (bap. 1715, d. 1785) attrib. Thomas Burgess, c. 1775 courtesy Salisbury Newspapers