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Thomas Davies (ca. 1712 - 1785)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Bookseller, and actor, in London. Introduced Boswell to Dr. Johnson.

Appointed by the king as Bookseller to the RA. Council Minutes 30 January 1769.

Presented bills for books bought by Royal Academy in 1770 (22 March £4 3s.6 d.); 1773 (April £2 11s.6d.; July £6 for ‘Universal History’); 1776 (23 July £4 14s.6d.; Nov. £11 4s.6d.); 1777 (4 Feb. ’… on acc[oun]t £50’).

Went bankrupt in 1778, but reinstated through help mobilised by Dr. Johnson.


Born: ca. 1712

Died: 5 May 1785

Gender: Male

Works by Thomas Davies in the RA Collection

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