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Owen Mulpetre, BA (Hons) Mphil

Reasons to support this website..

A treasure trove of contemporary documentation..
Richard Webster - The Secret of Bryn Estyn: The Making of a Modern Witch Hunt

Stead's Brother Indignant

The Providence Journal (April 20, 1912)

London, April 20, 1912 - Alfred Stead, brother of William T. Stead who went down with the Titanic is thoroughly aroused over the circumstances under which so many persons went to their doom in the waters of the north Atlantic. He said yesterday: "Speaking of Mr. Ismay, by what right was he saved? He was higher in the White Star service than the captain of the Titanic. Why did he not stick to the ship and share the fate of the victims of the line's faults and misfortunes? If he had been picked out of the water, one could excuse him, but it is said here that he took a place in a boat, a place which certainly belonged to some woman or man for whose life White Star had assumed responsibility. True American indignation is easily understood and I hope all the facts in the affair will be ruthlessly brought to light."


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