Edward Stanford ( 1827 - 1904)

Stanford was apprenticed as a printer and stationer he founded his business in partnership with Saunders in 1852 as “Saunders & Stanford” but it was dissolved in 1853. He then founded “Stanford’s Geographical Establishment” 1857, employing Saunders and Alexander Keith Johnston to prepare maps. By 1864 he was employing twenty-eight men and thirteen boys. He acquired John Arrowsmith’s stock at auction in 1874. By 1881 with his son Edward Standford II (1856-1917) acting as his assistant, his staff had grown to sixty-five men, nineteen boys and three women He retired in 1882 and his son took over. The firm still exists.

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