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Blackwood, John (1818–1879), publisher and journal editor, was born on 7 December 1818 at Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, the sixth son of Janet Steuart (1779–1849) and the publisher William Blackwood (1776–1834). Educated at Edinburgh high school (1826–31), the alma mater of Walter Scott, and at the ...

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William Blackwood (1776–1834) by Sir William Allan, 1830? Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Blackwood, William (1776–1834), publisher and founder of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, was born in Edinburgh on 20 November 1776, the second son of Alexander Blackwood (1736–1802), descended from a family of silk mercers, and Janet Drysdale. On finishing his formal education at the age of fourteen, ...

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Brett, Edwin John (1828–1895), journal editor and publisher, was born in White Horse Lane, Canterbury, the son of Thomas Brett (c.1777–1867), British army officer, and his wife, Mary. At fourteen he was apprenticed to a watchmaker, but soon moved to London...

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Godkin, Edwin Lawrence (1831–1902), journal editor and publicist, born on 2 October 1831 at his maternal grandmother's house at Moyne, co. Wicklow, was of English descent, the eldest child of James Godkin (1806–1879), Presbyterian minister and journalist with strong Irish nationalist sympathies, and his wife, ...

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Griffiths, Ralph (1720?–1803), journal editor and bookseller, is said to have been born in 1720; most authorities give Shropshire as the place, while others simply mention that he was first heard of in Staffordshire. He does not appear in written records until his legal troubles in ...

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Morgan, Richard Cope (1827–1908), journal editor and publisher, was born on 13 May 1827 at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, the son of James Hiley Morgan, a nonconformist printer and philanthropist, and his wife, Emily Williamson, the daughter of the Revd Richard Cope (1776–1856). Educated at the ...

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James Sibbald (1747–1803) by unknown artist © Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Sibbald, James (1747–1803), bookseller and journal editor, was born at Whitlaw farm, Roxburghshire, the third of the seven children of John Sibbald (1714–1781), farmer, and Margaret Grieve. After attending the Selkirk grammar school he worked as a farmer, grazing his sheep at the farms of ...