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Escott, Thomas Hay Sweet

Born:
1844
Died:
1924
Forenames:
Thomas Hay Sweet
Surname:
Escott

Journalist and author. Employed FH on the Fortnightly Review when FH first came to London. FH says Escott wrote a recommendation for him, which, combined with a testimony from Hutton of the Spectator, helped gain him the editorship of the London Evening News at the age of twenty-seven.

 

Escott was the acting editor of the Fortnightly Review when FH displaced him as editor: FH says he insisted that Escott got a year's salary as he was ill, and needed the money.

Sources:
LL, private email