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Offor, George (1787–1864), literary editor and book collector, was the son of George Offor. He started in business as a bookseller at 2 Postern Row, Tower Hill, London, from which he retired with a competency. By the advice of his friend J. S. C. S. Frey...


Sidney Lee

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 ...


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 ...