Pitt Building University Press
History of the Pitt Building
General Information of the Cambridge University Press and the Pitt Building can be found on Wikipedia.
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There were buildings on the site that preceded the erection of the Pitt Building. These spread between Mill Lane and Silver Street.
Pitt Press circa 1840
1836: The diarist Romilly moved from a cold damp room in the Divinity School to a ground floor room at the south-east end of the Pitt Press Building in Trumpington Street. The William Pitt the younger Memorial Committee, having surplus funds after paying for a statue of Pitt in Hanover Square London, had offered the University a large sum ‘for the erection of a handsome building connected with the University Press.’ The Press buildings were completed in 1833 and since 1834 had housed the 248 paintings and 33 drawings and prints bequeathed to the University by David Mesman. These were moved to the Fitzwilliam in 1848. (See Romilly diaryJuly 1842 editor’s note)
1846: 6 Dec. Josiah Chater reports in his diary a fire here caused by boards placed on top of a chimney to prevent it smoking.
Richard Sibley, 60, resident superintendent of the University Press, b London
Eliza, 57, b Bristol
Helen Hughes, visitor, 14, b London
Rebecca Phillips, 26, servant, b Oakington
Pitt Press 1851, from Rock and Co, Views of Cambridge
1881: University Pitt Press
E Burrell, 58, printer electrotypist, b Cambridge
Emma, 54, b Cambridge
Alfred, 32, printer compositor, b Cambridge
Edwin, 26, assistant librarian, b Cambridge
Mary Ann, 24, b Cambridge
Ernest, 18, printer picker, b Cambridge
Kate, 13, b Cambridge
William Watts, visitor, 70, accountant, b Dorset
Rebecca, 61, b Surrey
Rose Maud, 4, b Stoke Newington