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George Bradshaw

George BradshawBorn: 29-Jul-1801
Birthplace: Pendleton, Lancashire, England
Died: 1853
Location of death: Oslo, Norway
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Quaker
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Publisher

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide

English printer and publisher, born at Windsor Bridge, Pendleton, Lancashire, on the 29th of July 1801. On leaving school he was apprenticed to an engraver at Manchester, eventually setting up on his own account in that city as an engraver and printer -- principally of maps. His name was already known as the publisher of Bradshaw's Maps of Inland Navigation, when in 1839, soon after the introduction of railways, he published, at sixpence, Bradshaw's Railway Time Tables, the title being changed in 1840 to Bradshaw's Railway Companion, and the price raised to one shilling. A new volume was issued at occasional intervals, a supplementary monthly timesheet serving to keep the book up to date. In December 1841, acting on a suggestion made by his London agent, W. J. Adams, Bradshaw reduced the price of his timetables to the original sixpence, and began to issue them monthly under the title Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide. In June 1847 was issued the first number of Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, giving the timetables of the Continental railways just as Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide gave the timetables of the railways of the United Kingdom. Bradshaw, who was a well-known member of the Society of Friends, and gave considerable time to philanthropic work, died in 1853 of Cholera in Christiania, Oslo, Norway.



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