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Rickman, Thomas Clio (1761–1834), bookseller and reformer, was born on 27 July 1761 at The Cliffe, Lewes, the son of John Rickman and his wife, Elizabeth, née Peters. Both parents were Quakers and intended their son to enter the medical profession. Accordingly he was apprenticed to an uncle who practised as a doctor in ...


Sams, Joseph (1784–1860), bookseller and dealer in antiquities, was born on 26 February 1784 at Wellington, Somerset, the son of Joseph Sams and his wife, Esther, both members of the Society of Friends. He was educated at Ackworth School, Yorkshire, from 1794 to 1798, and was a teacher there from 1804 to 1810. He married at ...


Sowle [married name Sowle Raylton], Tace (1666–1749), printer and bookseller, was born on 29 March 1666 at Pye Corner, Smithfield, London, the daughter of the printers Andrew Sowle (1628–1695) and Jane Sowle (c. 1631–1711) of Shoreditch [see under Sowle, Andrew]. She had numerous siblings, but only two sisters are known to have lived to adulthood. Like these sisters she was trained in the family trade. By 1690 she had assumed management of the family printing house, and in 1691 she succeeded her father as printer to the ...