Group    From 1839 

Smith, Elder & Co.

Publishers at 65 Cornhill (the picture) until 1868. Also at 15 Waterloo Place. Their first big success was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. They also published: Thackeray, Darwin, Ruskin, Browning, Eliot, Gaskell, Hardy, Swinburne, etc.

It was here that Charlotte and Anne Bronte presented themselves to their publisher, George Smith, thus proving that they were not the same person and, shock, not men.

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Smith, Elder & Co.

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CI - 8 - Books

This carving depicts the two Brontë sisters meeting Thackeray, but rather fai...

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Joseph Salter

Joseph Salter

Salter was auditor to the Vestry of St Pancras and gave College Gardens to the Vestry in his will. From the estate agent, Salter Rex's website: Salter Rex was founded in 1854 by Joseph Salter. He s...

Person, Commerce

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Thomas Davies

Thomas Davies

The bookseller and author who, in 1763, introduced Dr Samuel Johnson to James Boswell at his house in Russell Street. He took to bookselling after failing as an actor.

Person, Commerce, Scotland

1 memorial
Thornton's Corner

Thornton's Corner

A retail business established by Tom William Thornton and run by his family for over 70 years. The premises (nos 100 - 110) sold stationery, newspapers, books and artists materials, and provided va...

Place, Commerce

1 memorial