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of 5 New Street Square, London, EC; of 8 New-Street Square, London, E.C, Printers, Lithographers, Stationers, Electrotypers, Publishers, and Booksellers
of 5, New Street Square; also at Eton College, and Colchester.(1914)
1738 Printing business established by William Strahan.
By 1769 William had a share in both the King's Printing House and the Law Printing House.
1770 The King's Printer was moved from Printing House Square to New Street off Fleet Street
1785 William died; his son Andrew had already taken on the business and ran it until 1804
1804 Partnership of Strahan and Preston
1816 Andrew Strahan resumed control which he continued until 1819
1819 A. and R. Spottiswoode (nephews of A. Strahan) took on the business. They installed steam printing and acquired and rebuilt additional premises in the area of New Street Square and Shoe Lane.
1832 Robert Spottiswoode died suddenly in Carlisle at the age of 40.
1833 A. Spottiswoode continued the business
1836 Sir W. Mitchell established "Shipping Gazette" (of which the company are the proprietors).
1855 The business became Spottiswoode & Co.
1862 Baxendale retired from the partnership which was continued by George Spottiswoode
1866 The death of Andrew Spottiswoode marked the end of the personal link between Spottiswoodes and Eyre and Spottiswoode, which were continued separately by the two branches of the Spottiswoode family.
1899 George Andrew Spottiswoode died
1900 The business was incorporated as a limited company.
1914 Printers, lithographers, stationers, electrotypers, publishers and booksellers. Specialities: high-class book, periodical and newspaper printing, general jobbing, three-colour work, trade catalogues, codes, high-class lithographic work. Employees 1,000.