Thomas John Smith and his brother Joseph were early innovators in the stationery trade who established a company in the City of London in 1839 to manufacture “luxury leather books and accessories”.
The company produced such items as leather bound albums and diaries, almanacs, quill pens, treasury note cases and address books.
From the early 1960s the company has been called Leathersmith of London.
Today, books are crafted and bound at the company’s bindery in Essex. The firm also produces a small range of leather accessories including iPad and iPhone cases, travel wallets and luggage tags.