|JOURNALIST, AUTHOR (ENGLAND)|
BORN 23 Dec 1826, London - DIED 10 Mar 1884, London: Westminster|
BIRTH 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.
Father: Jerrold, Douglas
cooperated with Doré, Gustave
William Blanchard Jerrold - Wikipedia