W.T. Stead to an Un-named Contributor to The Daily Paper

(February 4, 1905)

Mowbray House, Norfolk Street, Strand, London, W. C., February 4 1905

My dear Friend,

I am more grieved than words can say. But my health has broken down and I am ordered to take a sea voyage to the Cape to get it up again.

This means an absence of 10 weeks. I have had to stop the Daily Paper.

I write to assure you that your contract still holds good till June 30.

I hope that you may be able to write something for the Review each month.

But until the end of June your cheque is all right & you will I am sure do what you can.

Forgive me & pity me

Yours gratefully,


About this website

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