William Creech

Dates: 1745-1815
As a bookseller, Creech kept a very successful shop and rubbed shoulders with the literati of the day. As a publisher, he worked with the principal authors in Scotland for fifty-four years, publishing works by Robert Burns and his contemporaries. Creech was a co-founder of the Speculative society in Edinburgh, and, with John Bell, he also co-founded the Society of Booksellers of Edinburgh and Leith. Later, Creech established the Corporation of Booksellers in 1792.
Page 858: 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/6662
Occupations: bookseller, publisher


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