Robert Chambers

Dates: 1802-1871
Robert and his brother William stared the publishing firm W. and R. Chambers, which, among other things, printed Chambers's work. Their newspaper, "Chambers's Edinburgh Journal", was inexpensive and extremely popular, reaching a circulation of 50,000. A handful of authors, like George Meredith, were first published in their journal. Robert himself was a popular and prolific author.
Page 920: Timperley, C.H. Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.
Online: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5079
Occupations: author, bookseller, publisher


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