Biography and History

The Tinsley brothers, Edward (1833-1866) and William (1831-1902), set up in the book trade business around 1854. They focused mainly on publishing fiction for the popular lending libraries, and specialized in luxuriously bound three-volume novels. In 1866, at the sudden death of Edward, William took over the management of the firm, which went bankrupt in 1878, although he continued to publish books under the supervision of trustees. William also founded Tinsley's Magazine, which ran in various formats from 1867 to 1892.

Source: From the finding aid for C0808

  • William Tinsley Publishing Correspondence. 1866-1889 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0808

    The Tinsley brothers, Edward (1833-1866) and William (1831-1902), set up in the book trade business around 1854. They focused mainly on publishing fiction for the popular lending libraries, and specialized in luxuriously bound three-volume novels. Consists of 77 letters, 1866-1889, received by the Tinsley Brothers publishing firm of London, England.