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Kennard, Sir Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy

Born:
1828
Died:
1890
Title
Sir
Forenames:
Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy
Surname:
Kennard

Financier of the London Evening News during the period of FH's editorship. FH describes how he first met Kennard and they talked about the paper:

"I found Coleridge Kennard a fussy little person who seemed very anxious to keep the paper strictly
Conservative. Because it only cost a ha'penny, people thought it should be radical, but he wanted it to fight
communism and all that nonsense: that's why he took it up. But if it couldn't be made to pay, of course he'd
have to drop it ultimately. Nobody seemed to know how to make it pay: the advertisements were increasing,
but the circulation didn't seem to budge."

FH did persuade Kennard to make him editor and was successful in reviving its fortunes.

Sources:
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