William Collins (publisher)
William Collins (1789–1853) was a Scottish
Collins was born near
Glasgowin 1789. In 1819 he set up a publishing business, initially selling religious books. He produced the first Collins dictionaryin 1824, when he also obtained a licence to publish the Bible. In 1856, the first Collins atlaswas published.
In the 20th century, the Collins company moved into
fictionincluding, in 1926, their first novel by Agatha Christie. In 1990, the company was renamed HarperCollins.
* [http://www.collins.co.uk/ Collins website]
* [http://www.bartholomewmaps.com/barts.asp?pid=1535 Collins – a brief history]
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