Renouf Publishing Co. Ltd. was founded by Lieutant-Colonel Edward Michael Renouf in 1888.
"Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Michael Renouf, who commanded the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and Canadian Field and Heavy Artillery at the Coronation of His Majesty, was born on the 9th April, 1860, in St. John's, Newfoundland, and is the eldest son of the late Edward Renouf, Esq., and Christiana Reade, of St. John's. He was educated at the Church of England Academy, and at the Fielding College there, and received his early military training at the Royal School of Artillery, in Quebec, He left Newfoundland in 1880 for Montreal, and was appointed Lieutenant in the 2nd Montral Heavy Brigade, Canadian Garrison Artillery, in 1896; was promoted to Captain in 1898, Major in 1902, and Lieutenant-Colonel commanding the Brigade on the 15th May, 1906. He was the representative of the Canadian Artillery Association in England during the competitions between the National Artillery of Great Britain and the Canadian Artillery Association teams, which took place on Salisbury Plain, and at Lydd, and Cliff End, Isle of Wight, in August and September, 1911. He was Vice-President of the Canadian Artillery Association from 1907 till 1910; Chairman of Council, 1910-11, and President in 1911-12, and is Councillor of the Montreal Boy Scouts.
In his professional capacity, Colonel Renouf is the head of the Renouf Publishing Company, of Montreal, and is well known in London as the representative in Canada of the London publishing firms of Messrs. Longmans, Green & Co., and Messrs. George Philip & Sons, Limited, and of Messrs. John Wiley & Sons, Technical Publishers, of New York. He is a Justice of the Peace and President of the Newfoundland Society of Montreal. He married Edith Outram, eldest daughter of the late Charles Edward Saunderson, Esq., and cousin of the late General Sir James Outram, G.C.B., of Indian Mutiny fame, and has one son living, Edward Trudeau, and one son deceased. His Montreal residence is at 718, Pine Avenue West, and he has a country seat, The Echoes, at Ste. Agathe des Monts, Province of Quebec, and is a member of the Engineers and of the Canadian Clubs in Montreal."
- This is an excerpt from a book titled Great Britain in the Coronation Year: Part 2, Leading Men of the Empire (published by W.H. Allen & Company Limited, London 1914.)