Thomas Harry Saunders (19 September 1813, London – 5 February 1870, Dartford) was a British paper-maker known especially for his watermarks, and also a philanthropist.

He was the youngest of the five children of hoop-maker John Saunders, and started a career in paper-making while in his twenties, becoming partner in a paper mill in 1840.

He built up a business with six paper mills, one of them the renovated Phoenix Mill at Dartford in Kent. T.H.Saunders & Co were important suppliers of postage stamps and banknotes to many countries in Europe, the British Empire and South America. As well as secure, watermarked paper they also produced bulk products like newsprint for The Times. His paper business continued at various mills along the River Darent after Saunders' death in 1870.

T.H.Saunders' name is still a registered trademark for drawing and watercolour paper, now produced as Saunders Waterford paper at St Cuthberts Mill in Somerset.

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