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us: John Wilson and Son

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    • us: John Wilson & Son
    • us: Press of John Wilson & Son
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        (naf) Boston (Mass.)
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        (naf) Cambridge (Mass.)
  • Sources

    • found: The Arabian nights entertainments, 1898: verso of t.p. (John Wilson and Son; Cambridge, Mass., printer)
    • found: Eight cousins, 1875: verso t.p. (John Wilson & Son)
    • found: Coolidge, Susan. The New-Year's bargain, 1904: verso of title-page (University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge) page 231 (Cambridge: Press of John Wilson & Son)
    • found: Cambridge Historical Society, WWW site, viewed February 18, 2016 : Proceedings Volume 15, 1920-21, "Printing in Cambridge since 1800" by Norman Hill White, Jr., pages 21-22 (In 1865, immediately after Welch, Bigelow and Company removed from Holyoke Street [Cambridge], John Wilson and Son, printers, moved out from Boston. Here they printed from 1865 to 1879 when upon the failure of the firm of Welch, Bigelow and Company, the failing Company was bought out by John Wilson and Son together with Mr. Charles E. Wentworth. The entrance of Mr. Charles E. Wentworth did not change the firm name of John Wilson and Son. They took over the title sometimes used by Welch, Bigelow and Company of "The University Press." From 1879 until 1895 the printing establishment of John Wilson and Son printed successfully in Brattle Square for the College and for different publishers. In 1894 ... John Wilson and Son failed ..... A corporation was formed with Mr. John Wilson as President and Mr. Henry White, President of the Cambridge Trust Company, as Treasurer. Through the interest and financial support of Henry White and Herbert H. White, his son, the corporation of John Wilson and Son, with the added name "The University Press" was formed) {}
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