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Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles

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    • Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles
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    • found: nuc87-34292: The Genesis of the United States ... 1975(hdg. on RPJCB rept.: Henry Stevens Son & Stiles; usage: Henry Stevens Son & Stiles)
    • found: Its Correspondence, Feb. 1973(Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles; Thomas P. MacDonnell; antiquarian booksellers & publishers; founded 1845 by Henry Stevens of Vermont; 4 Upper Church Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PW; and at Albee Court, Larchmont, N.Y., U.S.A.)
    • found: Its Catalogue, new series 105, [undated]:t.p. (Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles) t.p. verso (American & antiquarian booksellers; established 1839 by Henry Stevens of Vermont, 1819-1886; Henry Newton Stevens, 1855-1930; Robert Stiles, firm 1889, partner 1895, ret 1936; [...]; Henry Robert Peter Stevens, b1909, firm 1931, partner 1948, d1969; Thomas Paul MacDonnell, firm 1951, partner 1962; Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles (Thomas P. MacDonnell), Post Office Box 1299, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187, U.S.A.)
    • found: William L. Clements Library, Manuscripts Division, University of Michigan website, viewed 17 Nov. 2015:under Henry Stevens Papers, 1812-1935 (Henry Stevens, born 1819, established himself in London in 1845 as a dealer of rare books and manuscripts; in 1885, his son Henry Newton Stevens became a partner in his father's firm, then called Henry Stevens & Son; in 1895 Robert E. Stiles joined the firm, which then became Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles)
    • found: British Museum website, viewed 17 Nov. 2015:under Research (Henry Stevens of Vermont (1819-1886) settled in England in the mid 1840s and set up as a bookseller specialising in Americana; the business was continued by his son Henry Newton Stevens (1855-1930), grandson Henry Stevens, and great-grandson Henry Robert Peter Stevens; Robert Stiles (1869-1937) became a partner c.1905)
    • found: New York Times, 25 Dec. 2006(MacDonnell, Thomas Paul, 84, Sole Proprietor of Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles, antiquarian booksellers, died 21 December 2006 at Williamsburg Hospice House, Williamsburg, VA)
    • found: Thomas Paul MacDonnell page on Blogspot website, viewed 17 Nov. 2015:obituary and eulogy dated Jan. 2007 (Henry Stevens Son and Stiles is today probably America's oldest bookseller; Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles antiquarian booksellers, one of the earliest English firms specializing in Americana, established by Henry Stevens of Vermont in 1843, and moved to London in 1845; Roland Tree, (of London and Larchmont, NY) established the NY branch of the firm in the 1940's, at the H.P. Building at 16th East 46th Street; in 1963, the London office, located for than 60 years at 39 Great Russell Street across from the British Museum, relocated to Farnham, Surrey; the NY office moved to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1980; when the Farnham office closed in 1986, after 141 years in England, the business returned entirely to America)
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