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Morgan Brothers (Publishers)

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Newspaper Publishers, of 42, Cannon Street, London, E.C.

of 28 Essex Street, Strand, London (1965)

1856 Established by the 6 Morgan brothers: Thomas Vaughan Morgan, William Vaughan Morgan, Walter Vaughan Morgan, Septimus Vaughan Morgan, Octavius Vaughan Morgan, and Edward Vaughan Morgan, as successors to Edward Halse and Son, a firm of over fifty years' standing at that time.

1859 Established The Chemist and Druggist and The Ironmonger journals, originally to promote their own businesses in hardware and druggist's sundries[1]

Also published books in connection with the trades which these journals represent.

1885 Thomas died

1896 Octavius died

1898 Gwyn Vaughan Morgan and Penry Vaughan Morgan joined the business.

1916 William died, leaving Edward in charge.

1916 Dissolution of the Partnership between Edward Vaughan Morgan, Gwyn Vaughan Morgan and Penry Vaughan Morgan, carrying on business as Newspaper Proprietors, at 42, Cannon-street, in the city of London, under the style or firm of "MORGAN BROTHERS", so far as Edward Vaughan Morgan is concerned. The business was carried on by Gwyn Vaughan Morgan and Penry Vaughan Morgan under the style of "Morgan Brothers."[2]

1929 The company was voluntarily wound up and reconstructed under similar name[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Times, May 11, 1922
  2. London Gazette 8 Dec 1916
  3. The London Gazette 3 May 1929