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A prison chaplain (Henry Labouchère) is visiting the journalist Edmund Yates in prison. Colour lithograph by Judd & Co. after Tom Merry, 3 May 1884.

  • Merry, Tom, 1852-1902.
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3 May 1884
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564622i
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view A prison chaplain (Henry Labouchère) is visiting the journalist Edmund Yates in prison. Colour lithograph by Judd & Co. after Tom Merry, 3 May 1884.

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"A paragraph contributed by Lady Stradbroke to 'What the world says' on 17 January 1883 provoked a complaint from Lord Lonsdale, whose irregular love life was the subject, and Yates, accepting responsibility although he had not intended the paragraph to be published, was charged with criminal libel and sentenced to four months' imprisonment. The unexpectedly heavy sentence almost certainly owed as much to memories of his precocious insolence to Thackeray as to his relatively infrequent descents into muckraking in The World. He served only seven weeks of his sentence (16 January to 10 March 1885), but both his physical and mental health suffered and never fully recovered."--Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, s.v. Yates, Edmund Hodgson (1831–1894), journalist and novelist

The chaplain holds a copy of a magazine called Truth: if this is the publication of that title founded by Henry Labouchère MP in 1877, the chaplain would be Labouchère himself

Publication/Creation

[London] : [The Publishing Company] (London : Judd & Co.), 3 May 1884.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; image 32.4 x 22.7 cm

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The doom of the editor. A legal barbarity. (See libretto.) Tom Merry

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 564622i

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