W.T. Stead to Mary Whitwill

(November 22, 1885)

Holloway Gaol (November 22, 1885)

Dear Madam

Thank you so much for the splendid grapes which arrived in good order and excellent condition.

It is very kind of you remembering me after all my blunders and mistakes.

Everyone has been most extraordinarily kind... to me. It makes me feel very humbled to contrast what I have with what people say and think about me. Again thanking you most heartedly.

I am 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