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us: Tonson, Jacob, 1682-1735

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    • us: Tonson, Jacob, d. 1735
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        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Booksellers and bookselling
          (lcsh) Publishers and publishing
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Booksellers and bookselling
              (lcsh) Publishers and publishing
          • Earlier Established Forms

              Tonson, Jacob, d. 1735Tonson, Jacob,d. 1735
          • Sources

            • found: The works of Sir George Etherege, 1723: t.p. (Jacob Tonson)
            • found: Plomer, H. Dict. of the printers ... 1668 to 1725, 1968. (Tonson, Jacob (II), nephew of Jacob (I); active in London 1700(?)-1735; d. 1735; 1. Gray'sn Inn Gate; 2. Shakespeare's Head, opposite Catherine Street in the Strand; succeeded by sons Richard and Jacob (III); his printing business was in partnership with John Watts in Covent Garden)
            • found: The British literary book trade, 1475-1700, c1996 (hdg.: Tonson, Jacob; variant: Jacob Tonson the Younger; fl. 1718-1735)
            • found: The literary correspondences of the Tonsons, 2015: page vii (Jacob Tonson the Younger (1682-1735); bookselelr, nephew of Jacob Tonson the Elder (1656-1736)
            • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 27 July 2015 (Jacob Tonson the younger, 1682-1735; born in London, son of Jacob Tonson the elder's brother Richard; business partner with the elder Jacob; bookseller/publisher; father of Jacob Tonson (1714-1767) and Richard Tonson (1717-1772), who took over the business)
          • Editorial Notes

            • [Not to be confused with his uncle, Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, also a London bookseller at the same address. The uncle retired ca. 1720 in favor of his nephew]
          • Change Notes

            • 1996-09-19: new
            • 2015-07-28: revised
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