William Strahan

Standard Name: Strahan, William


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Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Lennox
A report of more than a century later claimed that their relationship caused difficulty with Charlotte's patrons before the wedding. The record of the marriage gives the bride's first name as Barbara, and mentions her...
Publishing Charlotte Lennox
CL performed this difficult task under pressure of financial need. Her husband helped by compiling the index. When she had finished the work she appealed to Andrew Millar for support: Alexander spent three weeks hiding...
Textual Production Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis
William Strahan printed 750 copies of it this month.
Textual Production Charlotte Lennox
CL 's friends Samuel Johnson and Samuel Richardson both saw her as a professional writer with a career to fashion: a career which needed her presence in London, heart of the publishing industry. Richardson...


About 1739: The young Scotsman William Strahan became...

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About 1739

The young Scotsman William Strahan became a partner in the publishing firm of his compatriot Andrew Millar .

1767: The elder Thomas Cadell took over Andrew...

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The elder Thomas Cadell took over Andrew Millar 's publishing firm on Millar's retirement.

9 March 1776: Adam Smith published An Inquiry into the...

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9 March 1776

Adam Smith published An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Sales were much higher than expected by the publisher, William Strahan , who had produced a print-run of 500...

8 February 1777: The first volume appeared in Edinburgh of...

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8 February 1777

The first volume appeared in Edinburgh of Hugh Blair 's five volumes of exquisitely sentimental
Buchan, James. “That sh—te Creech”. London Review of Books, pp. 13-14.
and extraordinarily popular
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Sermons. London publication followed on 15 April.

9 July 1785: Publisher-printer William Strahan died worth...

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9 July 1785

Publisher-printer William Strahan died worth nearly £100,000. His firm was at this date operating eleven printing presses.

Around 1812: The publishing firm of Eyre and Spottiswoode...

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Around 1812

The publishing firm of Eyre and Spottiswoode was established in London; it originated from the publishing business begun by William Strahan some fifty years earlier.


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