Cuddon, Ambrose (DNB00)

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CUDDON, AMBROSE (fl. 1827), catholic publisher and journalist, appears to have been originally connected with the firm of Keating & Brown. Afterwards he established himself in business on his own account at 62 Crown Street, Finsbury Square, but he removed to 2 Carthusian Street, Charterhouse Square, in November 1822, and eventually he transferred his business to 62 Paternoster Row. In January 1822 he began the publication of ‘The Catholic Miscellany and Monthly Repository of Information,’ under his own nominal editorship, though after the second number the sole editorship devolved upon William Eusebius, Andrews [q. v.] In July 1823 Cuddon assumed the sole management of the magazine, but financially it was not successful; it passed into other hands in 1826, and was finally discontinued in May 1830. Among his other publications are: 1. ‘A New Year's Gift; or Cuddon's Universal Pocket-Book,’ published from 1824 to 1827. 2. ‘A Complete Modern British Martyrology; commencing with the Reformation,’ 3 parts, London, 1824–5, 8vo. New editions were afterwards brought out by other publishers. Cuddon established in Carthusian Street in 1823 a catholic circulating library of some fifteen thousand volumes.

[Gillow's Bibliographical Dictionary, i. 605; Gillow on Catholic Periodicals, in Tablet, 29 Jan.–19 March 1881; Notes and Queries, 3rd ser. ix. 307.]

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