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Harmsworth, Alfred

Born:
1865
Died:
1922
Forenames:
Alfred
Surname:
Harmsworth

Newspaper tycoon. FH tells of how he first encountered Harmsworth as a young man in the employ of Douglas Macrae: he was 'commissioned to cook half a dozen chops and to get besides a salad and a Camembert cheese. It was all procured swiftly and deftly put on the table and we lunched fairly well. I hardly noticed Harmsworth at all.'

In 1894 Harmsworth would buy the Evening News for £25,000.

Sources:
LL