Stead to the Editor of the Plymouth Western Morning News

(July 4, 1906)

...a stout middle aged person, who said he was your representative, behaved in such an intolerable fashion at the Duke of Cornwall's Hotel on Friday night, that I had forcibly to eject him from the room. I think he must have been somewhat the worse for drink, otherwise he could not possibly have misconducted himself as he did... I found him interviewing Dr Trefz... as it was impossible to begin speaking until he finished his interview, I went up to him and courteously asked him if he would finish his interview in another room... he took absolutely no notice of the request... He said that he would only go when he pleased... he said he would remain in the room whether I liked it or not... I took him round the middle and threw him out. He had a glass of some liquid in his hand which dropped and the glass was broken... It was a disagreeable fracas, and one which for the credit of British Journalists was the worst thing which could have taken place in the presence of fifteen German Editors...


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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