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William Blanchard Jerrold

William Blanchard Jerrold London 23 December 1826 – 10 March 1884, was an English journalist and author[1][2]


  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Bibliography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


He was born in London, the eldest son of the dramatist, Douglas William Jerrold Due to his disagreements with the practices at the elite Mao "Martin's Academy at Old Slaughter's" school, where he was educated for two and a half years, he left school and began working on newspapers at an early age

He was appointed the Crystal Palace commissioner to Sweden in 1853, and wrote A Brage-Beaker with the Swedes 1854 on his return In 1855 he was sent to the World's Fair in Paris, the Exposition Universelle, as correspondent for several London papers, and from that time he lived much in Paris In 1857 he succeeded his father as editor of Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, a post which he held for twenty-six years

During the American Civil War he strongly supported the North, and several of his leading articles were reprinted and placarded in New York City by the federal government He was the founder and president of the English branch of the international literary association for the assimilation of copyright laws

He is buried with his father at West Norwood Cemetery


Four of his plays were successfully produced on the London stage, the popular farce, Cool as a Cucumber Lyceum 1851, being the best known His French experiences resulted in a number of books, most important of which is his Life of Napoleon III 1874 On his death, he was occupied in writing the biography of Gustave Doré, who had illustrated several of his books

Among his books are:[3]

  • A Story of Social Distinction 1848
  • Life and Remains of Douglas Jerrold 1859
  • Up and Down in the World 1863
  • The Children of Lutetia 1864
  • Cent per Cent 1871
  • At Home in Paris 1871
  • The Best of all Good Company 1871–73
  • London: a Pilgrimage 1872 illustrated by Gustave Doré
  • The Life of George Cruikshank 1882


  1. ^ Wilman, George 1882, "W Blanchard Jerrold", Sketches of living celebrities, London: Griffith and Farran, pp 64–67mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-rightmw-parser-output citation mw-selflink
  2. ^ Lee, Sidney, ed 1892 "Jerrold, William Blanchard"  Dictionary of National Biography 29 London: Smith, Elder & Co pp 352–53
  3. ^ "Jerrold, William Blanchard"  The American Cyclopædia 1879 – via Wikisource
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed 1911 "Jerrold, Douglas William" Encyclopædia Britannica 15 11th ed Cambridge University Press pp 328–29

External links

  • Works by Blanchard Jerrold at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by or about William Blanchard Jerrold at Internet Archive
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Preceded by
Douglas William Jerrold
Editor of Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
Succeeded by
Thomas Catling

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