Company archive of E.J. Arnold

Scope and Content

Comprises wage books, invoices, miscellaneous company papers and reports, catalogues, examples of printing, correspondence, notes on company history, photographs (loose and in albums), slides, 2 reels of film, education textbook collection (including works by other publishers), press cuttings, and a copy of The month for the years 1948-1975

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm of E.J. Arnold Ltd began in 1863 when Edward James Arnold, a Dorset man, founded a small printing business at Barnstaple in Devon. In 1870 he transferred the business to Leeds, in order to broaden its scope, and shortly after this move, he decided to develop a trade with local schools, taking advantage of changes in the structure of education resulting from the 1870 Act. Within his lifetime, the company became the largest company in the field of educational publishing

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Probably the gift of members of the Arnold family, ca.1990


In English

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