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Cassell and Co

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of Ludgate Hill London. (1893)

of 88, 89, and 90 Chancery-lane, London, W.C. (1907)

of La Belle Savage, London. (1912)

1848 Established by John Cassell to publish "The Standard of Freedom", a weekly newspaper.

1850 Published "The Working Man's Friend" (a penny weekly)

Published "The Popular Educator," "The Illustrated History of England," " The Illustrated Family Paper," and " The Illustrated Family Bible."

1859 Cassell joined Messrs. Petter and Galpin as junior partner in Cassell, Petter and Galpin

1865 John Cassell died

1879 The name of the firm became Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.

1883 Incorporated as a Company

1886 Cassell and Co issued a series of diaries bearing the name Letts[1], having acquired the copyright from Letts, Son and Co

1888 the name of Cassell, Petter, and Galpin was changed to Cassell and Co on the death of Petter and the retirement of Galpin

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 21, 1886