John Thadeus Delane: Editor of "The Times"; His Life and Correspondence - Vol. 1

John Thadeus Delane: Editor of "The Times"; His Life and Correspondence - Vol. 1

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John Thadeus Delane: Editor of "The Times"; His Life and Correspondence - Vol. 1

John Thadeus Delane: Editor of "The Times"; His Life and Correspondence - Vol. 1

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With the exception of a short appreciation of Delane's career which was contributed by my father to Macmillan's Magazine in January 1880, and the still shorter life in the Dictionary of National Biography, no account of my uncle, worthy of the name, has yet been written.

It was my father's hope and intention to have expanded the article in Macmillan's Magazine into a detailed biography, but unforeseen difficulties prevented the realisation of his project. And as he did not live to make much progress with the preliminary work of arranging the extensive correspondence in his possession, it has been reserved for my much less competent pen to attempt that which he would have done so much better.

The materials for Delane's life, apart from his own letters and diaries, are fairly abundant. In the Greville Memoirs there are over fifty direct references to him, and many more indirect allusions to the policy and influence of The Times during his editorship.

The Life of Henry Reeve, by Sir J. K. Laughton; of Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke, by E. Patchett Martin; of Lord Houghton, by Wemyss Reid; the Memoirs of de Blowitz, Mr. George Brodrick Memories and Impressions, the privately printed Memoir of . . .

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