MARY COOPER

TOOK OVER HER HUSBAND'S BUSINESS ON HIS DEATH

Nominated by: JEREMY SIMONS

Connection to the City: BOOKSELLER AND TRADE PUBLISHER OF PATERNOSTER ROW 1743 -1761

The bookselling community was centred on Paternoster Row west of St Pauls. Mary Collins took over her late husband's business. Mary worked with authors and printers to produce cheap works and was one of the first to be involved with children's literature. For more information please see a posting by Isobel Goodman "Rouge or respected businesswoman? Mary Cooper and the role of 18th-century trade publishers", 18 March 2020 Centre for the History of the Book www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk