George Smith (publisher, born 1824)

George Murray Smith (19 March 1824 6 April 1901)[1] was a British publisher. He was the son of George Smith (1789–1846), who, with Alexander Elder (1789–1846), started the Victorian publishing firm of Smith, Elder & Co.. His brainchild, The Cornhill Magazine, was the premier fiction-carrying magazine of the 19th century.[2]

Posthumous portrait of George Smith by John Collier, 1901