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Morgan family of Stratford-upon-Avon


Ledger of John Morgan, bookseller of Stratford-upon-Avon, with papers relating to the estate agent's business and municipal career of Alderman R. W. Kibler Morgan

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    1 volume, 149 bundles

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    Morgan, Family

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    United Kingdom - England - Oxfordshire,

    United Kingdom - England - Warwickshire - Stratford-upon-Avon,

    United Kingdom - England - Gloucestershire,

    United Kingdom - England - Worcestershire,

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John Morgan (1830-1908) was born in Bristol, moving to Stratford in 1859 when, leasing no. 11 High Street, from Richard Lapworth, also a bookseller and publisher, he was described a `printer and bookseller'. This business was carried on there, and later at no. 10, until sold in 1932 by his daughters to the Midland Educational Company. As well as undertaking private printing, John Morgan was the editor and published of the Stratford-upon-Avon Chronicle which was produced from 1861 to 1885. The printing business was supplemented by the sale of books and stationery, as well as a lending library. John Morgan had thirteen children from two marriages and his second son Ralph Walter Kibler (1880-1957, was articled to an auctioneer in Leamington Spa, after which he set up in business in Stratford-upon-Avon, first at 11 Chapel Street, subsequently in Ely Street where a successor business still exists. He served as both town councillor and alderman but always refused to accept the office of mayor.