Cassell, John

BORN 23 Jan 1817, Manchester, Lancashire - DIED 2 Apr 1865, London: 25 Avenue Road, Regent's Park
CAUSE OF DEATH internal tumour
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (016/PS (19094))

John Cassel started in 1847 as a tea and coffee merchant in London, but soon he started a publishing business. As a devout Christian he wanted to deliver good literature to the working classes and he published many books and magazines. For a long time he campaigned for the temperance movement in Britain. In 1841 he married Mary Abbott from Lincolnshire.

In 1850 he started a weekly named "Working Man's Friend" and in 1853 he attended the World Temperance Convention in New York and he returned to the USA in 1854 and 1859 for his publishing business. He met Harriet Beecher Stowe and published an illustrated edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in England.

In 1859 his company was named Messrs Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co and in 1883 it became Cassel & Co. Long before that he had died in London in 1865. Mary survived him and died in 1885 in Brighton.

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The grave of John Cassell at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (25 Mar 2016)


• Greenwood, Peter, Who's buried where in England, Constable, London, 1982
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Published: 16 Sep 2018
Last update: 20 Apr 2022