Trader Details

Details for: ADAMS, Roger

Name: ADAMS, Roger
County: Lancashire
Town: Manchester
Address(es): At the lower end of Smithy Door (1719)
Book Trades: Printer, Publisher, Newspaper proprietor
Non-Book Trade: Not known
Trading Dates: 1715 (before) - 1733
Biographical Dates: 1681 (date of birth) - 1741 (date of death)
Notes: Died 12 June 1741. Published Manchester News-letter 1719. Published The Weekly Courant Nov 1732>. Printed first book in Manchester (John Jackson's Mathematical Lectures) in 1719. Father of Orion Adams. Master of John Chapman 1720 and of Robert Warburton 1722. Moved to Chester in 1733.
  • Evans, D.R., 'A Preliminary History of the Booktrade in Manchester to 1851', unpublished (Manchester, Chetham's Library)
  • Plomer, Henry R. et al, A Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1668 to 1725 (London, 1922)
  • Printing and the Book in Manchester 1700-1850, Lancashire and Cheshire Anitquarian Society (2001)
  • Feather, John, 'Country Book Trade Apprentices 1710-1760', Publishing History, VI, 1979, pp. 85-99

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