Thomas Witherby

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Thomas Witherby (1719 26 November 1797) was the founder of Witherby's, now known as Witherby Seamanship, one of the oldest publishing companies in the United Kingdom. [1] In 1740, he opened a stationer's shop at 9 Birchin Lane, London next door to the Sword Blade coffee house. The family business grew into a printing business, a publisher specializing in marine subjects, a bookshop and other businesses. [2] [3]

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In 1767 he was elected to the Council of the City of London Corporation representing Langbourn Ward. [4]

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  2. "2015 Company Fact Sheet" (PDF). Retrieved 19 May 2015.
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