Ward, Lock & Co.

Publishing house in the United Kingdom that started as a partnership and developed until it was eventually absorbed into the publishing combine of Orion Publishing Group.

Ward and Lock / Ward, Lock & Co. – 1852 to 1891
Ward, Lock, & Tyler - 1865 to 1873
Ward, Lock and Bowden Company – 1891 to 1893
Ward Lock and Bowden Ltd. – 1893 to 1897
Ward Lock & Co. Ltd. – c1897 to 1969?
Ward Lock Ltd. - 1969 (or 1976?) to present

NB. some confusion over over name change. Companies House has Ward Lock & Co. Ltd. being incorporated in 7 November 1924, not c1897. The 1969 AGM then agreed to change the name to Ward Lock Limited, however 'confirmation' document is dated 1976.


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