Thomas Maskew Miller



Thomas Maskew Miller was a South African publisher that established a publishing firm in Cape Town in 1893. Initially they imported books and stationery but later began publishing their own. In 1897 a branch was established in Bulawayo (the Bulawayo business went into liquidation sometime in 1910). The shop was situated on the corner of 8th Avenue and Fife Street with Ellis Allen as Manager.

The business published books and maps including: The Mission that Failed! (1898), Science in South Africa: A Handbook and Review prepared under the auspices of the South African Governments and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science (1905), Miller’s New Map of British South Africa (c.1905), Pre-historic Rhodesia (1909) and The Bulawayo Cookery Book (1909)

T. M. Miller also published a series of postcards. The first series published was a collection of twelve vignettes advertised in The Bulawayo Observer, 16th May 1903. A second series was published c.1909.

In 1924, the firm became a limited company known as Maskew Miller Ltd. In 1983, the company merged with Longman to become Maskew Miller Longman and today forms part of Pearson Education.

Postcard Series



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