J. W. Arrowsmith
- Called Back by Hugh Conway (1883)
- Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome (1891)
- The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith (1892)
- Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope (1898)
- Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome (1900)
The business began in 1854 when Isaac Arrowsmith moved to Bristol from Worcester. Isaac Arrowsmith was a founder member of the Worcester Typographical Society. Arrowsmith and Hugh Evans, a stationer on Clare Street, published a railway timetable for a penny, an original copy of which is held at the British Museum. When Isaac died in 1871 his son, James Williams Arrowsmith, ventured into general publishing. Arrowsmith's first success came in 1883 with Hugh Conway's ‘Called Back’ was reviewed positively by Henry Labouchère in ’Truth’.
- Dear Arrowsmith,
- It is very annoying to think you won’t do the little book as I wish. If you do it at all, why not properly? The specimen you have sent is too common a style.
- Yours in haste,
- WG Grace
In 1930 Arrowsmiths published the first of the Bristol Record Society's volumes, with transcriptions of historic records of Bristol, primarily material held at Bristol Archives. During the second world war the Arrowsmith's factory hosted seven local competitors whose sites had been destroyed. In 1952 a 27,000 foot factory on Winterstoke Road, Bristol, was begun, finally alleviating the company's pressure to expand from the small, inadequate factory on Quay Street. Arrowsmith remains a publishing imprint.
- "J W Arrowsmith Ltd". iAvon, UK. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
- Jerome, Jerome K. (1889). Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog). J. W. Arrowsmith. ISBN 0-7653-4161-1.
- "National Archives Discovery Catalogue page, Records of JW Arrowsmith". Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- ’Arrowsmith Printers, 1854-1954’, 1955, JW Arrowsmith
- Cricket (Grace). Wikisource.
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