George Kearsley

Date 1739?-1790
Biographical NotesBookseller. The original publisher of John Wiles's 'North Briton'. Arrested in the wake of the notorious number 45 which criticized a royal speech praising the Treaty of Paris. Kearsley struggled with the legal expenses but undertook a number of other ventures including popular series of pocket ledgers, court and city registers, and annual tax tables, as well as literary magazines. Declared bankruptcy twice. See ODNB.
Work(s)Publisher of [General Remarks Necessary to be Read by a Gentleman who Designs to Travel] [1766?] in The Gentleman's Guide in his Tour Through France. With a Correct Map of all the Routs of the Public Carriages, the Expence of Travelling in a Post Chaise, Stage Coach, or Inland Water Carriage. The Distances of the Towns, and the Best Houses of Accommodation. Also, an Account of the Products, Manufactories, Finances, &c. from M. Neckar. The Different Coins are Reduced to English money