Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Bookseller, St. Paul's Churchyard
Pepys would call him "my bookseller" -- his principal bookseller for years. His shop and home were on the north side of the Churchyard.
-- L&M Companion
Another Bookseller, John Playford
Playford sold books at the Inner Temple.
-- L&M Companion, Index volumes
Booksellers Pepys mentions by name
Name/location/when Pepys's 1st mentions:
JAMES ALLESTRY-- St. Paul's Churchyard, later Duck Lane; mentioned ONCE, 1667 (@ Duck Lane)
HENRY HERRINGMAN-- New Exchange; 1667
JOSHUA KIRTON-- St. Paul's Churchyard; 1660
JOHN MARTIN-- Temple Bar; 1668
MILES & ANN MITCHELL-- Westminster Hall; 1660
WILLIAM MORDEN-- Cambridge; mentioned ONCE in 1660
JOHN PLAYFORD-- Inner Temple; 1660
WILLIAM SHREWSBURY-- At The Bible on Duck Lane; 1668
JOHN STARKEY-- St. Paul's Churchyard, later on Fleet Street when Pepys mentions him; 1667
-- L&M Index volume
St. Paul's Churchyard
Mr. [Joshua] Kirton's kinsman = William Kirton(entry March 20, 1662/3)From L&M Companion:The "kinsman" is William Kirton, a freeman of the Stationers' Company by patrimony, 1665.
KIRTON (JOSHUA), bookseller in London, (1) Foster Lane, next to Goldsmith's Hall, 1644; (2) White Horse in Paul's Churchyard, 1638-46; (3) Golden-Spread-Eagle, St. Paul's Churchyard, 1649 (1638-59). Took up his freedom November 7th, 1636. Originally in partnership with Thomas Warren. Shared with Humphrey Robinson, Richard Thrale and Samuel Thompson the copyrights of T. Whitaker, consisting of 109 copies. Was one of the six stationers who in 1652 published a list of Popish books under the title of A Beacon set on Fire.---A dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers... H.R. Plomer, 1907.
Joseph Kirton was a bookseller in St. Paul's Churchyard, at the sign of "The King's Arms," ruined by the Fire of London. His death, in October, 1667, is recorded in Smith's "Obituary," printed for the Camden Society. He was buried in St. Faith's.---Wheatley, 1896.
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