John Evans (Biographical details)

John Evans (publisher/printer; British; Male; 1790s - 1820s; fl.)

Also known as

Evans, John; John Evans and Son

Address

no.41 Long Lane, Smithfield, London (1790- 93- 99 - dates on prints) no. 42 Long Lane, Smithfield, London (1796-1816 - dates on prints)

Biography

Publisher of ballads, popular prints etc. Stoker makes clear, using court and other records, that he began his career working for John Marshall (q.v.) both in Aldermary Churchyard and later at 42 Long Lane. After a court case in 1793 he moved next door to 41 Long Lane, in 1796 taking over no. 42 as well. From 1816 address includes 'and Son'. See also Thomas Evans.

Bibliography

David Stoker, John Marshall, John Evans, and the Cheap Repository Tracts, 1793-1800, in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 107:1 (2013), pp.75-112