More Than 200 Years Old

You can probably count on two hands the number of companies today that have been in business for more than 200 years. Thomas Nelson is one of them. The company was started by Thomas Nelson in 1798 at the ripe old age of eighteen.

Recently, a friend gave me a copy of an old Thomas Nelson book that was published in the last century. It had a version of the logo that I had not seen before. I thought I would share it here. As you know, “the house” is still our official logo, though it has evolved over the years. It feels great to be a part of something that has such a long and noble legacy.


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  • FMF

    Congratulations on 200 years! Here's to at least 200 more!!!

  • Seat 1A

    How Old Is Old?

    Michael Hyatt posts today that his firm, Thomas Nelson Publishers, is in rare company being a firm with more than two hundred years in business (207 to be precise). Just how select is that club? Pretty select. Indeed, in his

  • susan spilka

    I am the communications director for the publisher John Wiley, and we are about to turn 200, too!
    I am doing some research on other 200 year old companies and would love to hear about what you have discovered.
    Best wishes,