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Henry Caslon (1786-1850)

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Henry Caslon (1786–1850), typefounder

1786 Born the son of Henry Caslon and his wife Elizabeth Rowe

1811 Married Mary Young in St Marylebone, London[1]

1814 Birth of son Henry William Caslon in London[2]

Henry brought in Nathaniel Catherwood's brother, John Catherwood, as a partner in the business.

1821 John Catherwood left.

1839 Henry William Caslon joined the firm.

1850 May 28th. Died. '28th inst. Boulogne-sur-Mer, aged 64, Henry Caslon, esq. late of the Caslon Letter Foundry. London, and Higham-hill, Walthamstow.'[3]

After this, Henry William Caslon was the sole proprietor of the Caslon foundry.


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Sources of Information

  1. Pallot's Marriage Index
  2. BMD
  3. Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 31 May 1850