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Kelly's Directories

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September 1958.

of 182, 183, and 184, High Holborn, London, W.C. (1914), publisher of directories

1799 Started publication

1837 Business founded[1]

c.1897 Public company incorporated

c.1920 Acquired by St. Clements Press

1923 Iliffe and Sons acquired a majority holding in Kelly's Directories[2]

1930 Amalgamated with Associated Iliffe Press[3]; owned over two-thirds of Iliffe and planned to acquire the remainder[4]

1937 With the breakup of Allied Newspapers, Edward Mauger Iliffe acquired the well-established and highly lucrative Kelly's Directories.

1959 62nd AGM was reminded that over 80 percent of the company was owned by Amalgamated Press Ltd[5]

1960 Name changed to Kelly-Iliffe Holdings; Kelly's Directories would continue as a subsidiary[6]

By 1965 Kelly-Iliffe group was part of the International Publishing Corporation[7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, July 17, 1930
  2. The Times Feb. 22, 1923
  3. The Times July 17, 1930
  4. The Times July 21, 1930
  5. The Times June 3, 1959
  6. The Times June 6, 1960
  7. The Times June 10, 1965