Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe

Standard Name: Northcliffe, Alfred Charles William Harmsworth,,, Viscount
Used Form: Lord Northcliffe


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Friends, Associates Amabel Williams-Ellis
During Amabel's childhood, visitors to the St Loe Strachey household included the powerful and famous, mostly diplomats, millionaires, politicians.
Williams-Ellis, Amabel. All Stracheys Are Cousins. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
She met diplomat Lord Cromer , newspaper proprietor Lord Northcliffe (then Alfred Harmsworth), industrialist Arthur Balfour
Material Conditions of Writing Marie Belloc Lowndes
MBL used a quill pen for her writing, which she did during the mornings, the quiet hours before the household demands her attention.
Hamilton, Mary Agnes. Remembering My Good Friends. Jonathan Cape.
This left the later part of the day for her busy...
Occupation Rosita Forbes
For RF 's next journey (heading for Mecca and Medina but reaching only to Jeddah) she was offered remuneration of five thousand pounds by Lord Northcliffe , a sum which represented to me security...
Reception Ella Hepworth Dixon
In 1896 a critic wrote that EHD was much sought after by editors because she writes carefully, punctually, and honestly, never scamping. Apart from her consistently high quality (Alfred Harmsworth called her the...
Textual Features Mary Stott
Why, Stott wonders, do national newspapers print so few leading articles by women, when Harriet Martineau was writing regular leaders for the Daily News back in the mid nineteenth century? Why has there never been...


4 May 1896: Alfred Harmsworth, later Lord Northcliffe,...

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4 May 1896

Alfred Harmsworth , later Lord Northcliffe, launched a halfpenny newspaper entitled the Daily Mail: the first mass-circulation daily paper, it was destined to a long run.

2 November 1903: The London Daily Mirror began publication...

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2 November 1903

The LondonDaily Mirror began publication with a woman editor, Mary Howarth , as a penny paper for gentlewomen by gentlewomen.

1911: William Waldorf Astor bought the Observer...

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William Waldorf Astor bought the Observer newspaper (founded in 1791) from Lord Northcliffe for £5,000.

1918: The weekly magazine Forget-Me-Not, launched...

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The weekly magazineForget-Me-Not, launched by Alfred Harmsworth in 1891, ceased publication.


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