Grant Allen to W.T. Stead

(June 15, 18??)

The Nook, Horsham Road, Dorking. June 15, [18??]

Dear Mr. Stead,

I enclose a note from an old Canadian friend of mine, Sir Richard Cartwright, whose name you doubtless know. (Of course the note is strictly private.) I send also a copy of the speech to which he refers, with important passages marked. I should think it lies very much in your line. But what a Utopian idea for a practical statesman—an Anglo-Saxon confederation! Why, I, who am a Utopian by birth, would have been afraid of publishing it. The little point in the postscript in which he seeks to enlist me by an appeal to my personal cupidity is exquisitely characteristic of the methods of colonial politics.

Could you mention the matter to any other journalists. If so, I should be very much obliged. I send two or three copies, in case you could. But of course I know how busy you are.

Yours very sincerely,

Grant Allen.


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I founded this website in 2001 to assist me in my own research on W.T. Stead, little knowing then that it would become the largest online resource on Stead's life and career. Today this site is used by students, scholars and institutions around the world and has significantly contributed to the Study of W.T. Stead and the evils which he campaigned against. I hope you find it useful.

If you have a question that explicitly concerns any of the content on this website, feel free to Contact me and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience. However, please note that I no longer work in academia. With a very "busy" business to run, the time I can spare responding to enquiries through this website is finite, to say the least. So, please do not ask me to do research for you or assist in matters of family history.

Finally, though this website includes a section on Stead's obsession with spiritualism, I myself am not remotely interested in the subject. So, if you think you have seen Stead's ghost in your kitchen or believe you are the reincarnation of the great editor himself (or anyone else who died on the Titanic), I beg you not to tell me about it..

Owen Mulpetre, BA (Hons) MPhil