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Cape, (Herbert) Jonathanlocked

(1879–1960)
  • Rupert Hart-Davis
  • , revised by Jonathan Rose

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Cape, (Herbert) Jonathan (1879–1960), publisher, was born in London on 15 November 1879, the youngest of the seven children of Jonathan Cape, builder's clerk of Cumbrian origin, and his wife, Caroline Page. He received little formal education, and at the age of sixteen he started his career as an errand-boy for ...

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