Jerrold, Blanchard

JOURNALIST, AUTHOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 23 Dec 1826, London - DIED 10 Mar 1884, London: Westminster
REAL NAME Jerrold, William Blanchard
GRAVE LOCATION London: West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High Street, Norwood

Son of Douglas Jerrold. He left school early and started working for newspapers. In 1853 he was appointed Crystal Palace Commissioner to Sweden and in 1854 he published "A Brage-Beaker with the Swedes". In 1855 he went the Paris Exhibition and afterwards he often stayed in Paris.

In 1857 he succeeded his father as the editor of Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper and he held this position for 26 years. He wrote several plays that were produced in London. His biography of Gustave Doré, who had illustrated his "London: a Pilgrimage ", was unfinished at the time of his death in 1884.

Family
• Father: Jerrold, Douglas

Related persons
• cooperated with Doré, Gustave

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blanchard_Jerrold

Images

The grave of Douglas Jerrold and Blanchard Jerrold at West Norwood Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2014)

 


Jerrold, Douglas

Published: 1 Apr 2017
Last update: 1 Apr 2017