WorldCat Identities

Porter, Mary Blackwood

Overview
Works: 9 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 524 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: Z325.B63, 959.704
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Blackwood Porter
Annals of a publishing house : William Blackwood and his sons, their magazine and friends by Oliphant( Book )

30 editions published between 1897 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) is best known as the author of nearly one hundred novels, but also wrote short stories and biographies. Closely connected with Blackwoods of Edinburgh from 1851, shortly before her death she was commissioned to write a history of the publishing firm by director William Blackwood, grandson of the founder. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and an impressive list of famous authors. These included Thomas de Quincey, Walter Scott, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Magazine introduced the convention of having novels issued in serial form before publication as a book, which became standard practice for authors such as Dickens, Thackeray and Eliot. Volume 1 covers the early career of William Blackwood and the establishment of the firm, its commercial relationships, and the foundation of the Magazine
Annals of a publishing house : John Blackwood by Mary Blackwood Porter( )

11 editions published between 1898 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals of a Publishing House contains the early history of the influential Scottish publishing house, William Blackwood and Sons. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Owing to the death of Mrs Oliphant, the commissioned author, Volume 3 was written by Mary Porter, daughter of John Blackwood, sixth son of the founder, and covers his career. Beginning as head of the new London branch, he assumed control of the firm on the death of his uncle Robert in 1852. He reorganised the firm and added its prominence. He formed working relationships with many of the leading Victorian writers, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, Edward Bulwer Lytton and Thomas Hardy. He expanded the firm's output to include travel writers such as Burton on India and Speke on the search for the source of the Nile
Annals of a publishing house by Oliphant( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Blackwood by Mary Blackwood Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals of a Publishing House contains the early history of the influential Scottish publishing house, William Blackwood and Sons. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Owing to the death of Mrs Oliphant, the commissioned author, Volume 3 was written by Mary Porter, daughter of John Blackwood, sixth son of the founder, and covers his career. Beginning as head of the new London branch, he assumed control of the firm on the death of his uncle Robert in 1852. He reorganised the firm and added its prominence. He formed working relationships with many of the leading Victorian writers, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, Edward Bulwer Lytton and Thomas Hardy. He expanded the firm's output to include travel writers such as Burton on India and Speke on the search for the source of the Nile
Annals of a publishing house : William Blackwood and his sons, their magazines and friends by Oliphant( Book )

4 editions published between 1898 and 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Oliphant (1828–1897) is best known as the author of nearly one hundred novels, but also wrote short stories and biographies. Closely connected with Blackwoods of Edinburgh from 1851, shortly before her death she was commissioned to write a history of the publishing firm by director William Blackwood, grandson of the founder. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and an impressive list of famous authors. These included Thomas de Quincey, Walter Scott, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Magazine introduced the convention of having novels issued in serial form before publication as a book, which became standard practice for authors such as Dickens, Thackeray and Eliot. Volume 1 covers the early career of William Blackwood and the establishment of the firm, its commercial relationships, and the foundation of the Magazine
Annals of a publishing house by Oliphant( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals of a publishing house by Oliphant( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) is best known as the author of nearly one hundred novels, but also wrote short stories and biographies. Closely connected with Blackwoods of Edinburgh from 1851, shortly before her death she was commissioned to write a history of the publishing firm by director William Blackwood, grandson of the founder. From small beginnings, the firm had rapidly become the leading Scottish publishing house, dominating the literary world, particularly through Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and an impressive list of famous authors. These included Thomas de Quincey, Walter Scott, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Magazine introduced the convention of having novels issued in serial form before publication as a book, which became standard practice for authors such as Dickens, Thackeray and Eliot. Volume 2 continues to 1861 and the death of the second William Blackwood, and includes landmarks such as the opening of a London branch, and George Eliot's first novels
Annals of a publishing house by Margaret Oliphant( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Blackwood and his sons by Gerald Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Annals of a publishing house : John Blackwood
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Alternative Names

controlled identityPorter, Mary

Blackwood, Mary Porter.

Porter, Gerald (Mrs.)

Porter, Mary.

Languages
English (55)