W. and R. Chambers


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May 1832: Brothers William and Robert Chambers founded...

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May 1832

Brothers William and Robert Chambers founded the W. and R. Chambers publishing firm in Edinburgh.

January 1873: Women were recruited for compositors' jobs...

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January 1873

Women were recruited for compositors' jobs during the Scottish printers' strike which had begun 15 November 1872.


Aguilar, Grace. “History of the Jews in England”. Chambers’s Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts, Vol.
, No. 153, W. and R. Chambers.
Baldwin, Louisa, and Charles Pears. The Pedlar’s Pack. W. and R. Chambers, 1904.
Crowe, Catherine, and Leitch Ritchie. “The Lost Portrait”. The Midnight Journey and Other Tales, W. and R. Chambers, 1871.
Edgeworth, Maria. Orlandino. W. and R. Chambers, 1848.
Giberne, Agnes, and Joseph Finnemore. The Girl at the Dower House and Afterward. W. and R. Chambers, 1896.
Hall, Anna Maria. Stories of the Irish Peasantry. W. and R. Chambers, 1840.
Hall, Anna Maria. The Governess. W. and R. Chambers, 1858.
Hoey, Frances Sarah. “Buried in the Deep”. Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, Vol.
, W. and R. Chambers, pp. 65 - 8; 83.
Meade, L. T. The Girls of St. Wode’s. W. and R. Chambers, 1898.
Stopes, Charlotte. Alice Errol and Other Tales. W. and R. Chambers, 1861.