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Charles McCall, ca 1844-1908

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1844 ca
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Date of Death: 1908
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Charles McCall was a printer and publisher. He became a partner in the London branch of the Edinburgh firm the Ballantyne Press around 1879. He was succeeded by his son Charles Home McCall on his death in 1908.


The firm's offices were at 14 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, close by the offices of William Heinemann, JW's publisher in Bedford Street. JW knew McCall in the 1890s when the Ballantyne Press printed The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (1890) and according to Dorothy McCall, his daughter-in-law, gave him an etching inscribed 'to a brother printer.' In 1901 McCall was living in Charlton, London.


UK census 1901; [The Ballantyne Press], The Ballantyne Press and its Founders 1796-1908, Edinburgh, 1909; McCall, Dorothy, A String of Beads, London 1960; private information.