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Smith, Elder & Co.

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George Murray Smith (1824-1901)

Smith, Elder & Co. was a british firm of publishers founded by George Smith (1789-1846) and Alexander Elder (1790-1876). In 1859, they published The Cornhill Magazine. The firm began as booksellers and stationers in Fenchurch Street, moving to 65 Cornhill in 1824, and moving to 15 Waterloo Place. It was also involved in agency and banking with a strong Indian connection. After the death of Reginald Smith (Smith's son-in-law), on 26 december 1916, the book rights and remaining stock of the firm were bought by John Murray in may 1917.

Between 1891 and 1915, the company published 15 novels, 139 short stories, 51 poems, 4 essays and 1 introduction written by Arthur Conan Doyle.



Conan Doyle published by Smith, Elder & Co.

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