Frederick Warne Archive: DM1919

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Frederick Warne was founded in 1865 by a bookseller turned publisher who gave his own name to the firm. Warne published all of Beatrix Potter's story books for children, and later the Observer Book series. In 1983, Frederick Warne was acquired by Penguin Books.

The Frederick Warne Archive contains correspondence with authors and agents, material relating to the Observer Book series and other Warne titles, press cuttings, sales figures, and illustrative material, including glass plate negatives of illustrations for The Seas.

A handlist of the Frederick Warne Archive (123 Kb, doc) is available.

Dates of Creation: 1860s-1980s

Extent: 28 archive boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: On deposit with University of Bristol Library Special Collections from Frederick Warne.

Access Conditions: Accessible to all bona fide readers with permission from Penguin Books Ltd.

Copyright/Reproduction: Permission to copy material must be obtained from Penguin Books Ltd. and the University of Bristol Library Special Collections.

See also:
Frederick Warne company history.
Frederick Warne Archive held at the University of Reading Special Collections.
Location Register of 20th-century English Literary Manuscripts: database of information about the location of literary authors’ manuscripts.

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