Grant Allen to W.T. Stead

(February 22, 1895)

The Croft, Hind Head, Haslemere. February 22, 1895.

My dear Stead,

(No, I will not Mr. you, though you Mr. me. Not by me shall our old friendly intercourse be permitted to tail off so.) Yes, we shall be very glad to see you whenever you can look in; and if I am in town, I will call to see you. I am very sorry to learn what you tell me of Grant Richards. I will speak to him quietly of the matter, without saying that you have written to me. It is very kind of you to mention it to me, and I will do my best, for his own sake, to make him change his ways. It would, of course, be a great grief to us if you found yourself unable to keep him. But I hope he will see how foolishly he is acting; and indeed, without having heard anything about it from you, we had felt he often seemed to treat his duties lightly. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity of remonstrating quietly with him.

In great haste—I am up to my eyes in Woman-who-Did correspondence.

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