William Collins, Sons

William Collins, Sons (often referred to as Collins) was a Scottish printing and publishing company founded by a Presbyterian schoolmaster, William Collins, in Glasgow in 1819, in partnership with Charles Chalmers, the younger brother of Thomas Chalmers, minister of Tron Church, Glasgow.

William Collins, Sons
Parent companyHarperCollins
Founded1819
FounderWilliam Collins
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationGlasgow, Scotland (1819)
Publication typesBooks
Official websitecollins.co.uk

Collins merged with Harper & Row in 1990, forming a new publisher named HarperCollins.