Sample Archival Authority Record

Form of the Name

Authorized Form of the Name (10.1.1): Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802

Type of Entity (10.2.1): Person

Variant Names (10.3.3):

Cadell, Thomas, 1742-1802

Cadel, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802

Description of the Corporate Body, Person, or Family

Dates of Existence (11.1.2): 1742 November 12-1802 December 27

Historical Summary (11.2.1):

Thomas Cadell was born in Bristol on 12 November 1742 but spent most of his life in London. When Cadell was fifteen, his father sent him to be an apprentice to Andrew Millar (1707-1768), a well-regarded publisher and bookseller who had supported the publication of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary. After seven years, Cadell became a partner in the business and finally took it over when Millar retired in 1767. His clients and friends were among the most influential literary and intellectual figures of the eighteenth century and included Fanny Burney (1752-1840), Robert Burns (1759-1796), David Hume (1711-1776), Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), Hannah More (1745-1833), Adam Smith (1723-1790), and Tobias Smollett (1721-1771). When Cadell retired in 1793, he gave his business to his son, Thomas Cadell (1773-1836) and his former assistant, William Davies (d. 1820). Before his death from an asthma attack in 1802, he enjoyed an active retirement, fulfilling many charitable and public positions, including governor of the Foundling Hospital and sheriff in the Walbrook ward of London.

Places (11.3.2):

Born: Bristol (England)

Lived: London (England)

Functions, Occupations, Activities (11.5.2):

Booksellers

Publishers

Stationers

Related Corporate Bodies, Persons, or Families

Related Entity 1

Name/Identifier (12.1.1):

Cadell & Davies

n 81066332

Type of Related Entity (12.2.1): Corporate body

Category of Relationship (12.3.1): Associative

Description of Relationship (12.3.2): Firm began when Cadell bequeathed his business to his son Thomas Cadell the younger (1773-1836) and assistant William Davies (d. 1820)

Dates of Relationship (12.4.1): 1793-1802

 

Related Entity 2

Name/Identifier (12.1.1):

Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794

n 80005416

Type of Related Entity (12.2.1): Person

Category of Relationship (12.3.1): Associative

Description of Relationship (12.3.2): Published Gibbon’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, giving him nearly two-thirds of profits from sales

Dates of Relationship (12.4.1): 1776-1788

 

Related Entity 3

Name/Identifier (12.1.1):

Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784

n 78095825

Type of Related Entity (12.2.1): Person

Category of Relationship (12.3.1): Associative

Description of Relationship (12.3.2): Friend and publisher of Johnson

Dates of Relationship (12.4.1): 1770-1781

 

Related Entity 4

Name/Identifier (12.1.1):

Millar, Andrew, 1707-1768

n 50033644

Type of Related Entity (12.2.1): Person

Category of Relationship (12.3.1): Associative

Description of Relationship (12.3.2): First an apprentice to and later a business partner to Millar: named an executor when Millar died in 1768

Dates of Relationship (12.4.1): 1758-1768

Authority Record Management

Repository Code (13.1.1): US-CtY-BR

Authority Record Identifier (13.2.1): beinecke.j0zpcks

Rules or Conventions (13.3.1, 13.3.2):

Records were created following DACS conventions

Names were authorized using Library of Congress Name Authority File

Status (13.4.2): Authority record is finalized.

Level of Detail (13.5.1): Full

Date(s) of Authority Record Creation and Revision (13.6.1): Created 2012 May 24

Language or Scripts (13.7.1): English, Latin

Sources (13.8.1): Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Maintenance Information (13.9.1): Created by M. K. K. Yearl

Related Archival Materials and Other Resources

Related Resource 1

Identifier and title (14.1.1): http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.cadell

Cadell & Davies records

Type of related resource (14.2.1): Archival materials

Nature of Relationship to Resource (14.3.1): Creator

Date of Related Resource (14.4.1): 1767-1831

 

Related Resource 2

Identifier and title (14.1.1):

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.osbmss

Manuscripts Bound in Printed Books in the Osborn Collection

Type of related resource (14.2.1): Archival materials

Nature of Relationship to Resource (14.3.1): Creator

Date of Related Resource (14.4.1): Approximately 1786

 

Related Resource 3

Identifier and title (14.1.1):

http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou01430

Autograph File: G

Type of related resource (14.2.1): Archival Materials

Nature of Relationship to Resource (14.3.1): Creator

Description of Related Resource (14.2.2): Contains receipt for the profits from the first and second editions of Edward Gibbon’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; also signed by Thomas Cadell

Date of Related Resource (14.4.1): 1776

 

Note that elements 10.4: Identifiers for Corporate Bodies, 11.4: Legal Status, 11.6: Mandates/Source of Authority, and 11.7: Internal Structure/Genealogy are not applicable in this example.

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