Scripture Truth Publications - "Christian publishing since the 1800s"

This page is provided to show the publishing heritage on which we draw. It is hoped that this will be of use, both in identifying the origins of material we re-publish and of the books included in our used book listings.

The majority of the publishers listed below operated a book publishing depot on behalf of those espousing a particular line of "Brethren" teaching. In some cases, depots were operated at the same time. Those listed with (*) after their names are known to have published "Brethren" writers, but their other associations with the "brethren" are not known to the compiler.

This page is very much "under construction". Please e-mail webmaster@scripture-truth.org.uk with any corrections/additions you may have.

C A Hammond and its predecessors (serving the Kelly brethren)

The "Kelly-Stoney division" amongst the Brethren took place in 1881. The following published the writings of William Kelly and those in sympathy with his teachings from that date.

Principal authors: William Kelly (1821-1906), W J Hocking (1864-1953), Heyman Wreford (1851?-1935)

Dates Publishing Imprint Address Notes
1960s - 1970 C.A. Hammond Bible Trust 50 Grays Inn Road, London WC1  
1960 C.A.Hammond   Cyril Alfred Hammond (born at Southsea in 1877) died aged 83
1941 C A Hammond Reopens at 11 Little Britain, London E.C.1  
1940 C A Hammond Depot destroyed by enemy bombing: 29 December 1940  
1921 C A Hammond 3 & 4 London House Yard, Paternoster Row, London EC Filled vacancy left by the home call of Mr Race
1912 F E Race 3 & 4 London House Yard, Paternoster Row, London EC Published: W Kelly; Dr Heyman Wreford
1901 - 1911 T Weston (junior) 53 Paternoster Row, London, EC Thomas Weston (jr; 2nd son of sr) took over from his father, until emigrating to New Zealand just before the 1st World War
Published: W Kelly; W J Hocking; Heyman Wreford; J N Darby
1897 - 1901 T Weston (senior) 53 Paternoster Row, London, EC Thomas Weston died 9th May 1901
Published: W Kelly; W J Hocking; Heyman Wreford; J N Darby
pre 1895 T Weston (senior) Dublin Thomas Weston (sr) moved to England in 1895
Published: W Kelly
1896 T F Shorto 53 Paternoster Row, London Published: W Kelly
1894 T Cheverton 100 City Road, London Published: W Kelly
1881 W Walters 53 Paternoster Row Founded the Scripture Text Mission in 1888 and the Scripture Gift Mission in 1892.
Published: W Kelly; Heyman Wreford; J G Bellett

Central Bible Truth Depot (serving the Glanton brethren)

The "Glanton division" amongst the Brethren took place in 1908.

Principal authors: John Alfred Trench (1839-1922), Hamilton Smith (1863-1943), James McBroom (1868-1951), Harold Primrose Barker (1869-1952), Algernon James Pollock (1864-1957), John T Mawson (1871-1943), Frank Binford Hole (1874-1964), Colonel Sydney Long Jacob, James Boyd, John Stuart Blackburn, Frederick Albert Hughes

Dates Publishing Imprint Address Notes
1967 - 1970 Central Bible Truth Depot 50 Grays Inn Road, London WC1 Sharing premises as "the Central Bible Hammond Trust" with the "Hammond Bible Trust"
9 October 1963     Central Bible Truth Depot Limited registered as a charity, number 223327
16 November 1962     Central Bible Truth Depot Limited incorporated as a private, limited by guarantee, company number 00741097, with no share capital
1940 - 1967 Central Bible Truth Depot 11 Little Britain, London EC1  
June 1919 - 1940 Central Bible Truth Depot 5 Rose Street, Paternoster Square, London E.C.4  
November 1917 - May 1919 Central Bible Truth Depot 19 Ivy Lane, London, E.C.4  
c1908 - October 1917 Central Bible Truth Depot 12 Paternoster Row, London, E.C.  

James Carter (serving the Lowe brethren)

The "Lowe division" amongst the brethren took place in 1890/91. The following published the writings of William Lowe and those in sympathy with his teachings from that date. In 1903-1908 the "Tunbridge Wells division" split the Lowe brethren. In 1933, many Lowe and Kelly brethren were united and, particularly in the United Kingdom, many Tunbridge Wells brethren were also reconciled to the united group: hence the convenient, but lengthy, "Kelly-Lowe-Tunbridge Wells" designation.

Principal authors: W R Hartridge

Dates Publishing Imprint Address Notes
1890s-1926? James Carter 13 Paternoster Row, London, EC Published: J N Darby (1912); W R Hartridge

Publishers serving the brethren from 1881 to 1908 (between Kelly and Glanton divisions)

Principal authors: John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), Edward Dennett (1831-1914)

Dates Publishing Imprint Address Notes
1880s G Morrish 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, London Published: J N Darby; C H Mackintosh; J G Bellett; G V Wigram; J A Trench; S L Jacob
20 Paternoster Square by 1914 [Exclusive Brethren]
1893 P A Humphery (*) Published: J N Darby
1891-92 Elliot Stock (*) London Published: J N Darby
1890s A S Rouse(*) 15 Paternoster Square, London, E.C. (1906) Published: J N Darby; J G Bellett; H H Snell; E Dennett
1885 W H Broom London Published: E Dennett

Publishers serving the Closed brethren before 1881 (pre-Kelly division)

Principal authors: John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), William Kelly (1821-1906), Charles H Mackintosh (1820-1896), John Gifford Bellett (1795-1864), Dr Walter Thomas Prideaux (W T P) Wolston (1840-1917), George Vicesimus Wigram (1805-1879)

Dates Publishing Imprint Address Notes
1870s W B Horner 27 Paternoster Square, London Published: W Kelly; W T P Wolston; J N Darby; G V Wigram
Went with Kelly in 1881. Transferred to Open Brethren in 1884.
1875 W H Broom 25 Paternoster Square, London Published: James G Deck; H H Snell; J G Bellett; J N Darby; W Kelly; CH Mackintosh
1871 Walter Scott (*) Weston-super-Mare  
1871 Alfred Holness (*) London Published: W Kelly (1874); J N Darby (1871)
1864 W H Broom 34 Paternoster Row, London  
1861 W H Broom 48 Paternoster Row, London  
1864 E E Crocker (*) London Published: G V Wigram
1860s R L Allan Glasgow Published: J N Darby; J G Bellett
1855 G Herbert (*) Dublin Published: J N Darby
1850s G Morrish 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, London Published: W Kelly; C H Mackintosh; J N Darby; J G Bellett; G V Wigram
late 1840s/ early 1850s T H Gregg London Taken over by G Morrish
1851 J K Campbell High Holborn, London Published: G V Wigram [1848 - address not known]
[facing Gray's Inn Lane]
1849-1856 J Bateman (*) London Published: J N Darby
1840s-1860s James Nisbet (*) London Published: Edward Denny; James G Deck
1847 W Balle (*) Exeter Published: J N Darby

Publishers serving the brethren before 1845-1850 (Open-Closed division)

Principal authors: John Nelson Darby (1800-1882)

Dates Publishing Imprint Address Notes
1845 D Walther 42 Piccadilly, London Published: J N Darby: William B Dyer
1841: address not known?
1840 J Clulow and H Soltau 5 Cornwall Street, Plymouth Published: J N Darby
1837 J B Rowe Whimple Street, Plymouth Published: G V Wigram
1837 Tract Depot [J K Campbell] Warwick Square, London Published: J N Darby
1837 Richard Moore Tims 85 Grafton Street, Dublin Presumably the "bookseller - Mr Tims of Grafton Street" who broke bread with Dr Cronin and others in 1831 in Dublin.
Published: J N Darby (1832)
General publisher from at least 1818 (early Irish novels); later published many authors on Bible prophecy; not in Dublin directory of 1850
1834 W H Broom London Published: J N Darby (1834,1839,1843)

We are grateful to Edwin Cross of Chapter Two for much of the above information. Reference has also been made to the excellent catalogue of the Christian Brethren Archive in the John Rylands Library of the University of Manchester.

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