W. Metcalfe and Son

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W. Metcalfe and Son was a printer and publisher in Cambridge during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its office has been located on Green Street,[1] Trinity Street[2] and St Mary's Street.[3] A large number of books about Cambridge were published by W. Metcalfe and Sons during that era.[4] In 1836, William Metcalfe was a contender for the printer of Cambridge University Press, but was defeated by John Parker.[3]

The Cambridge General Advertiser, first issued in 1839, was printed by William Metcalfe and Jonathan Palmer. Metcalfe continued as printer until 1846, after which it changed hands a number of times before closing in 1850.[5]

At the moment, W Metcalfe and Sons Ltd is cooperated in Appersett.[citation needed]


The Railway traveller's walk through Cambridge[edit]

  1. 186- - OCLC 40830392
  2. 1862 - OCLC 43521601, Microfilm: OCLC 17937041
  3. 1864 - OCLC 27707061
  4. 1867 - OCLC 61598542, Microfilm: OCLC 17944554
  5. 1873 - OCLC 47804365
  6. 1880 - OCLC 12366631, Microfilm: OCLC 16317048
  7. 1882? - OCLC 47804371
  8. The Cambridge visitor's guide, being the eighth edition of the Railway traveller's walk through Cambridge. 1895. OCLC 35320650. 
  9. White, William (Sub-Librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge) (1896). The visitor's guide to Cambridge ... being the ninth edition of Railway traveller's walk through Cambridge. Cambridge: Metcalfe & Co. OCLC 35320690. 
  • 1897 - OCLC 57685445 (reprint of eight edition)
  • White, William (1898). The visitor's guide to Cambridge. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. being the ninth edition of the Railway traveller's walk through Cambridge (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Metcalfe & Co. 




  • J W L Glaisher. Various papers and notes that have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Mathematics and the Messenger of Mathematics during the year (1878-1882). OCLC 69210138. 
    • J W L Glaisher (1882). Various papers and notes, chiefly relating to elliptic functions, that have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Mathematics and the Messenger of Mathematics, during the year 1881 and 1882. Cambridge: Metcalfe. OCLC 56863068. 
    • J W L Glaisher (1855). Mathematical papers, chiefly connected with the q-series in elliptic functions, 1883-1885. Cambridge: W. Metcalfe and Son. OCLC 6362309. 


  1. ^ John Power (1870). A handy-book about books, for book-lovers, book-buyers, and book-sellers. London: J. Wilson. p. 73. ISBN 1-103-61070-8. OCLC 3382019. 
  2. ^ E. W. Bowling (1885). Sagittulae, Random Verses. Cambridge: W. Metcalfe & Son. ISBN 1-4280-5050-7. OCLC 25002058. 
  3. ^ a b McKitterick, David (2004). A History of Cambridge University Press, Volume Two: Scholarship and Commerce (1698–1872). 2. Cambridge University Press. pp. 329, 337. ISBN 0-521-30802-X. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Pierre Gorman (1998). Cambridge in Books (PDF) (5th ed.). Melbourne: The University of Melbourne. ISBN 0-7325-1467-3. 
  5. ^ Michael Joseph Murphy (1972). "Newspapers and Opinions in Cambridge, 1780-1850". Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society. VI (I): 35–50. ISBN 0-900891-15-7. ISSN 0068-6611. 
  6. ^ "COOPER, Charles Henry. Memorials of Cambridge. A New Edition". ILAB. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  7. ^ "Social History of the Parish". St. Matthews Church, Cambridge. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  8. ^ arXiv:math/9903037: Hessian Quartic surfaces that are kummer
  9. ^ GJ Gray (January 3, 1885). "Cambridge Periodicals: I. University". Notes and Queries. s6-XI (265): 61–62. doi:10.1093/nq/s6-XI.265.61. 1839-42: The Cambridge University Magazine, — Twelve numbers issued, No. 1 March 1839, published once a term; 12, October, 1842. Camb., printed by Metcalfe & Palmer for W. P. Grant 
  10. ^ "Notes". Messenger of Mathematics. XXXV: 1600. May 1905 – April 1906. Papers for insertion should be sent to Dr. Glaisher, Trinity College, Cambridge, or to Messrs. Metcalfe and Co. Limited, Printing Office, Trinity Street, Cambridge.