W.T. Stead to Grant Richards (January 20, 1894)

Quoted in Grant Richards, Memories of a Misspent Youth, 1872-1896 (1932) p. 306

My dear Grantie

...I do not agree with you as to the British Public and the Daily Paper. I do not think that the British Public wanted the paper and I do not think that my own friends wanted it either. I am quite sure that God Almighty did not and therefore I have not a single regret about it. It is curious when things move as rapidly as they do with me to get letters that are written in reply to a letter that I had written three or four weeks before. You are replying to a state of mind which has past away. I have no more thought about the Daily Paper and my disappointment over that than I have about Julius Caesar. I wish you could get strong. It is quite one of the most important duties that you owe to yourself to take care of yourself and get well and strong. With best respects to your people.

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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.

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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