MACMILLAN , the name of a
See also:family of
See also:English publishers . The founders of the
See also:firm were two Scotsmen, Daniel Macmillan (1813-18J7) and his younger
See also:Alexander (1818-1896) . Daniel was a native of the Isle of Arran, and Alexander was
See also:born in
See also:Irvine on the 3rd of
See also:October 1818 . Daniel was for some
See also:time assistant to the bookseller
See also:Johnson at Cambridge, but entered the employ of Messrs Seeley in
See also:London in 1837; in 1843 he began business in Aldersgate Street, and in the same
See also:year the two
See also:purchased the business of Newby in Cambridge . They did not confine themselves to
See also:bookselling, but published educational
See also:works as early as 1844 . In 1845 they became the proprietors of the more important business of
See also:Stevenson, in
See also:bridge, the firm being styled Macmillan,
See also:Barclay & Macmillan . In r85o Barclay retired and the firm resumed the name of Macmillan & Co . Daniel Macmillan died at Cambridge on the 27thof
See also:June 1857 . In that year an impetus was given to the business by the publication of
See also:Kingsley's Two Years Ago . A branch
See also:office was opened in 1858 in Henrietta Street, London, which led to a
See also:great extension of
See also:trade . These premises were surrendered for larger ones in
See also:Bedford Street, and in 1897 the buildings in St
See also:Martin's Street were opened . Alexander Macmillan died in
See also:January 1896 .
By his greatenergy and
See also:literary associations, and with the aid of his partners, there had been built up in little over
See also:half a century one of the most important
See also:publishing houses in the
See also:world . Besides the issue of many important series of educational and scientific works, they published the works of Kingsley,
See also:Tennyson, Lightfoot,
See also:Westcott, J . R .
See also:Lord Roberts,
See also:Lewis Carroll, and of many other well-known authors . In 1898 they took over the old-established publishing
See also:house of R . Bentley & Son, and with it the works of Mrs
See also:Miss Rhoda Broughton, The Ingoldsby Legends, and also
See also:Bar and the Argosy . In 1893 the firm was converted into a limited liability
See also:company, its chairman being
See also:Frederick Macmillan (b . 1851), who was knighted in 1909 . The
See also:American firm of the Macmillan Company, of which he was also a director, is a
See also:separate business . See
See also:Hughes, Memoir of Daniel Macmillan(188z) ; A
See also:Catalogue of Macmillan ee Co's Publications from 1843 to 1889 (1891), with portraits of the brothers Daniel and Alexander after Lowes Dickinson and Hubert Herkomer; also articles in Le Livre (
See also:September 1886), Publishers' Circular (January 14, 1893), the Bookman (May 1901), &c .
FREDERICK WILLIAM MACMONNIES (1863- )
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