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Sheldon and CompanyIn 1853 Smith Sheldon purchased the publishing firm of Lamport, Blakeman and Law and renamed it Sheldon, Lamport and Blakeman. The firm later traded as Sheldon, Blakeman and Company, Sheldon and Company and I. E. Sheldon, before going out of business in 1898. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 420.2009
Shepard, Clark and BrownThe publishing firm of Shepard, Clark and Company was founded in Boston in 1855 by Charles A. B. Shepard, H. A. Clark and E. C. Walker. In 1857 Walker was replaced by E. W. Brown and the company was renamed Shepard, Clark and Brown. It went out of business in 1859. Charles Shepard later became one of the founders of Lee and Shepard (q.v.). See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 423.2009
Silver Burdett CompanySilver Burdett Company was founded (as Silver & Co.) in the 1880s as an education publishing house. The firm was purchased in 1985-86 by Simon & Schuster. In 1998 all the Simon & Schuster educational businesses, including Silver Burdett Company, were sold to Pearson, which formed a new company called Pearson Education. The name of Silver Burdett is preserved in the Pearson imprint of Silver Burdett Ginn. See www.pearsoned.com.2008
Small, Maynard and CompanyThe publishing firm of Small, Maynard and Company was founded in Boston in 1897 by Herbert Small and Laurens Maynard. The firm was in financial difficulty by the mid-1920s. In 1926 it sold some of its titles to Dodd, Mead and Company (q.v.) and in 1927 it was declared bankrupt and went out of business. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), pp. 426-430.2009
Smith, Elder & Co.The firm of Smith and Elder was founded by George Smith senior and Alexander Elder in 1816. It became Smith, Elder & Co. in 1824. In 1917 Smith, Elder & Co. was taken over by the firm of John Murray. See the FOB entry for John Murray, which is now part of the Hachette group.2009
SparkNotes.comThe study aids website SparkNotes.com was acquired by Barnes & Noble in 2001. See www.barnesandnobleinc.com.2008
Steck Vaughn Publishing CorporationSteck Vaughn Publishing Corporation was founded in 1936. In 1997-1998 the firm was acquired by the Harcourt division of Reed Elsevier. In 2007 Steck Vaughn was one of the Harcourt companies purchased from Reed Elsevier by Houghton Mifflin. See steckvaughn.harcourtachieve.com and www.hmhco.com.2008
Stewart Kidd CompanyStewart Kidd Company was a publishing firm based in Cincinatti, founded in 1910. In 1924 the firm was purchased by D. Appleton & Company, later Appleton-Century-Crofts. See the FOB entry for Appleton-Century-Crofts, which indicates that part of the firm has passed into the ownership of Pearson Education and part into the ownership of the Academic Learning Company.2008
Story Classics PressThe publishing firm of Story Classics Press was acquired by Thomas Yoseloff, Inc. in 1956. See 'Publishers Weekly', 20 August 1956, and see the FOB entry for Thomas Yoseloff, Inc., which indicates that the firm merged with A. S. Barnes & Co. in 1958 and in 1978 the merged firm was acquired by Leisure Dynamics, Inc., shortly after which it disappeared from the world of publishing.2008
Swan SonnenscheinWilliam Swan Sonnenschein formed his first publishing firm, W. Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, in 1878. From 1882 this became W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. In 1911 the Swan Sonnenschein company merged with George Allen & Co., and in 1914 the merged firm became George Allen & Unwin Ltd. See the FOB entry for George Allen & Unwin.2006

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