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John Farquharson LtdThe literary agency John Farquharson Ltd became a partner-firm of Curtis Brown (UK) and is now a part of the Curtis Brown Group Limited. See www.curtisbrown.co.uk.2008
John Lehmann LtdJohn Lehmann left the Hogarth Press and set up his own firm in 1946. John Lehmann Ltd was always in financial difficulties and in 1947 Purnell & Sons took over full financial control, with John Lehmann as salaried managing director. In 1952, financial disagreements between Purnell and Lehmann led to the closure of the firm. See the entry in WATCH for John Lehmann. Any surviving rights, however, are likely to have passed to Purnell & Sons.2006
John Long LtdThe publishing firm of John Long Ltd had a long association with Hutchinson and was eventually absorbed into the Hutchinson Group. In the 1920s and 1930s John Long Ltd was "incorporated with Hutchinson & Co.". By the 1940s it was described as "member of the Hutchinson Group", and by the 1960s had become "an imprint of the Hutchinson Group". The name of John Long Ltd ceased to be used around 1979. See the FOB entry for Hutchinson, which indicates that the firm is now part of Random House UK, which in turn is owned by Bertelsmann. See www.bertelsmann.com and www.randomhouse.co.uk.2008
John MurrayJohn Murray was founded in 1768 and was the oldest independent publisher in the UK until 2001, when the firm was purchased by Hodder Headline. Hodder Headline in turn was purchased by Hachette from W. H. Smith in 2004. See www.hodderheadline.co.uk.2006
John W. Luce and CompanyJohn W. Luce and Company was a small publishing house founded in Boston in 1904. It was briefly first known as Robinson, Luce Company. The firm was involved in the founding of Bruce Humphries (q.v.) but subsequently resumed publishing in its own name. John W. Luce and Company ceased publishing new titles in 1947, and the firm went out of business shortly afterwards. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 46 (1986), pp. 73 & 214.2008
Jonathan CapeJonathan Cape founded his nown publishing house in London in 1921. The firm was sold to Random House in 1987. Random House was purchased by Bertelsmann AG in 1998 and now functions as a "corporate division" of Bertelsmann. See www.bertelsmann.com and www.randomhouse.co.uk.2008
June Hall Literary Agency LtdThe June Hall Literary Agency was acquired by the newly-formed Peters Fraser & Dunlop agency (PFD) in 1988. See www.pfd.co.uk. 2008
Kraus Curriculum Development LibraryKraus Curriculum Development Library was founded in 1981 and developed into KCDLonline. In 2008 the firm was acquired by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. See www.rowmanlittlefield.com.2008
L. C. Page & CompanyThe firm of L. C. Page & Company was founded in Boston by Lewis Coues Page in 1896. The firm was purchased by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy (later Farrar, Straus & Giroux) in 1957. In 1994 Farrar, Straus & Giroux was purchased by the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. See www.holtzbrinck.com.2008
L. WillardLevi Willard founded his bookselling and publishing firm in Troy, New York in 1837. The firm went out of existence around 1886. See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 489. 2009

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