Person    | Male  Born 4/5/1820  Died 15/5/1895

Joseph Whitaker

Born in London, apprenticed to a bookseller aged fourteen. With experience of a number of firms he set up his own publishing business. 1858 launched The Bookseller. 1869 published the first issue of the cricketing reference work Whitaker's Almanack. At least 2 of his 15 children worked in the business. Died at the house with the plaque, where he had lived since 1862.

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