Glenesk, Algernon Borthwick, Baron, 1830-1908

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Birth 1830-12-27
Death 1908-11-24

Biographical notes:

The Glenesk-Bathurst papers revolve around the Morning Post, an influential Conservative newspaper which eventually merged with the Daily Telegraph, and relate mainly to the Edwardian period though the coverage extends back into the later years of Queen Victoria and forwards to the early 1920s. The Morning Post had been acquired in 1877 by Algernon Borthwick (Conservative MP for South Kensington, 1885-1895; knighted in 1880 and raised to the peerage as the first Baron Glenesk in 1895). In his later years much of the management of the paper devolved upon his son, Oliver (1873-1905). Upon the death of Lord Glenesk in 1908 control of the paper passed to his daughter, Lilias, who married Seymour Henry, 7th Earl Bathurst, in 1893. In 1924 Lord and Lady Bathurst sold the paper to a consortium headed by the Duke of Northumberland.

From the guide to the Glenesk-Bathurst papers, 1801-2000, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

English statesman and journalist; proprietor of the London "Morning Post."

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Arthur Sullivan, [n.y.] May 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125605


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