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Sundry Correspondence: letters from J. T. Delane (1817-1879)

John Thadeus Delane, editor of The Times (London), was born in London. He was the second son of W.F.A. Delane, a barrister, of an old Irish family, who was appointed by Times publisher John Walter II to financial manager of The Times c.1832. In 1841 he succeeded Thomas Barnes as editor, a post which he occupied for 36 years. His general policy was to keep the paper a national organ of opinion above party, but with a tendency to sympathise with the Liberal movements of the day. He was a stong supporter of Lionel de Rothschild's campaign to enter parliament. 

See also The Rushbrooke Collection for further correspondence between Delane and members of the Rothschild family.

Private papers (non-Rothschild): Delane correspondence, c.1870

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Correspondence with J.T. Delane, editor of The Times. Included are 13 letters written to Charlotte, Baroness Lionel de Rothschild (1819-1884), some enclosing letters sent to Delane by others; and letters to Delane from Granville and John Simon.