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CodeNA4567
Dates1824-1970
Person NameLewis Smith and Son, printers; 1824-1970; Aberdeen
EpithetAberdeen
ActivityLewis Smith, wholesale booksellers, stationers and printers, was established by 1824, and published the ‘Aberdeen Censor’ in 1825 - 1827, and the ‘Northern Iris’ in 1826. In the 1830s, while the firm had premises in Broad Street, Aberdeen, it also printed the Tory ‘Aberdeen Magazine’, similar to Edinburgh’s Blackwood’s Magazine. From 1853 to 1863 Lewis was joined by his brother James, then worked alone again until 1879 when the firm became Lewis Smith and Son. Queen Victoria granted them a royal warrant during her reign, and the firm, now in premises in McCombie’s Court and in the Netherkirkgate, continued to sell books and stationery, expanding to sell fancy goods as well, until its eventual closure in 1970.
Corporate NameLewis Smith and Son, printers
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