Smith, Elder & Co.
Group From 1839
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.