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Ward, Lock and Co

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January 1934.
December 1960.

of Warwick House, Salisbury Square, London, EC4. Also: Melboure, Australia. (1922)

1854 Company established by Ebenezer Ward and George Lock in Fleet Street.

1878 In need of larger premises they moved to Salisbury Square.

1880s James Bowden joined the partnership.

1882 Offices opened in New York.

1884 Offices opened in Melbourne.

Mid-1890s, the company opened an office in Toronto, Canada.

1919 Canadian branch was closed.

  • Trading names:
    • Ward and Lock - 1852 to 1891
    • Ward, Lock and Bowden Company - 1891 to 1893
    • Ward Lock and Bowden Ltd. - 1893 to 1897
    • Ward Lock and Co Ltd. - 1897 to present
  • The company is still in existence and its imprint is used by Penguin Books.

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