ADAMS, ROGER (died 1741), bookseller and printer at Chester
Name: Roger Adams
Date of death: 1741
Spouse: Elizabeth Adams
Occupation: bookseller and printer at Chester
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing
Author: William Llewelyn Davies
Although he may not have been a Welshman, Roger Adams, who was admitted a freeman of Chester on 20 February 1713/4, merits a note as he was one of the earliest printers of Welsh books and ballads at Chester : his first book was (probably) Ystyriaethau o Gyflwr Dyn, 1724. In 1730 he had started to print Adams's Chester Weekly Courant, and in 1739 he printed John Reynolds, The Scripture Genealogy and Display of Herauldry. His widow, ELIZABETH ADAMS, who printed D. Jones, Cydymaith Diddan, in 1766, also printed a large number of ballads, particularly in 1752 and 1753.
- Sir William Llewelyn Davies, (1887 - 1952), Aberystwyth
- Morris Parry, ‘Chester Welsh Printing,’ in Journal of the Architectural, Archaeological and Historic Society of Chester and North Wales, 1915 and Gwasg Gymraeg Caerlleon (Caerleon 1931);
- Ifano Jones, A history of printing and printers in Wales to 1810, and of successive and related printers to 1923 (1925);
- J. H. Davies, A Bibliography of Welsh Ballads printed in the 18th century (1908-11).
- Wikipedia Article: Roger Adams
Published date: 1959
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