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R. & L. LockerR. & L. Locker was the publishing firm of Raymond and Lilian Locker, founded in Hanley in the early 1940s. In January 1954 R. & L. Locker "suddenly ceased trading". See Steve Holland: 'The mushroom jungle: a history of postwar paperback publishing' (1993), p. 26.2008
R. F. Fenno and CompanyR. F. Fenno founded his publishing firm in New York in 1885. In 1929 Fenno retired from the firm and it was renamed Diehl, Landau and Pettit (q.v.). Diehl, Landau and Pettit subsequently became the Landau Book Company. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 161, which names Louis Landau as the President of the firm in 1986.2009
R. H. Russell and SonRobert H. Russell founded his publishing firm in New York in 1888, in association with his son Robert Jr. The firm began with the purchase of the A. T. B. DeWitt Publishing Company. In 1903 the firm was acquired by Harper and Brothers (later Harper and Row). See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 407; 'Publishers Weekly' 63 (28 March 1903); and the FOB entry for Harper and Row.2009
R. S. Peale and CompanyR. S. Peale and Company was one of several publishing houses which merged in 1892 to form the Werner Company. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 480 and see the FOB entry for the Werner Company. 2009
Rawson AssociatesAccording to the Simon & Schuster website, Rawson Associates was part of Atheneum Publishers at the time of the acquisition of Atheneum by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1978. See the FOB entry for Atheneum Publishers, which indicates that Atheneum was included in the part of Charles Scribner's Sons which was acquired by Simon & Schuster in 1994. See
Reader's Digest AssociationReader's Digest Association (RDA) was founded in 1921-22 by DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace. In 2007 Reader's Digest Association was purchased by the private equity firm Ripplewood Holdings LLC. See
Reilly and Britton Publishing CompanyThe Madison Book Company was founded in Chicago in 1902 by Frank K. Reilly and Sumner C. Britton. In 1904 the firm's name was changed to Reilly and Britton Publishing Company. Britton left the firm in 1916, and from 1919 William F. Lee became a full partner and the firm became Reilly and Lee Publishing Company. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), pp. 315-316, and see the FOB entry for Reilly and Lee, which indicates that the successor firms now belong to McGraw-Hill (
Reilly and Lee Publishing CompanyReilly and Lee Publishing Company was formed in 1919 as the successor company to Reilly and Britton (q.v.). In 1957 Reilly and Lee was acquired by the Henry Regnier Company, which became known as Contemporary Books from 1977. Contemporary Books was acquired by the Tribune Company in 1993, and in 1996 became part of NTC/Contemporary. NTC/Contemporary was acquired by McGraw-Hill in 2000 as part of its purchase of Tribune Education. See
Reynal and CompanyEugene Reynal left Harcourt, Brace & Company in 1955 and established his own publishing firm in New York. (See the FOB entry for Reynal and Hitchcock for his earlier publishing career.) After Reynal's death in 1968, his firm was acquired by William Morrow & Company. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 318, and see the FOB entry for William Morrow & Company, which indicates that in 1999 the firm was acquired by News Corporation and incorporated into HarperCollins. See and
Reynal and HitchcockThe publishing firm of Reynal and Hitchcock was founded by Eugene Reynal and Curtice Hitchcock in New York in 1933. After Hitchcock's death in 1946, Reynal sold the firm to Harcourt, Brace & Company in 1948. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), p. 318 and see the FOB entries for Harcourt, Brace & Company and (for later years) Reynal and Company.2008

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