Betson, Thomas (d. 1516), librarian, religious author, and compiler, is first recorded at Cambridge University, where he had studied civil law for two and a half years, canon law for two years, and practised for four years, when he was granted a grace in 1466–7 to proceed to the degree of BCnL. He was rector of ...
W. N. M. Beckett
Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books, was born on 6 November 1862 at 3 Reid Terrace, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, the second of seven children of James Brown of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Margaret Douglas of ...
revised by Alan Bell
Offor, George (1787–1864), literary editor and book collector, was born in the liberty of the Tower of London Without on 30 July 1787, the son of George Offor and his wife, Mary. He started in business as a bookseller at 2 Postern Row, Tower Hill, London...
revised by Richard W. Clement
Reed, Isaac (1742–1807), literary editor and book collector, was born on 1 January 1742 at Stewart Street, near the Old Artillery Ground, London, the son of Isaac Reed (d. 1757), a baker, and his wife, Margaret, née Adamson (d. 1788). His father, whose shop was in ...
A. J. Duggan
Tewkesbury, Alan of (b. before 1150, d. 1202), abbot of Tewkesbury and compiler of a manuscript collection, was successively canon of Benevento (1171?–1174); monk (1174–9), then prior (6 August 1179 – early June 1186) of the Benedictine monastery of Christ Church, Canterbury; and abbot (from June 1186) of the Benedictine abbey of ...
C. W. Sutton
revised by Michael Powell
Thyer, Robert (bap. 1709, d. 1781), librarian and literary editor, was born in Manchester and baptized at Manchester collegiate church on 20 February 1709, the son of Robert Thyer (bap. 1672), a silk weaver or barber, and Elizabeth Brabant, who married on 25 August 1703. Educated at ...