Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4
An English telegram of 1st May records the death at the age of 72, of Edwin Waugh, the popular Lancashire poet.
Home exchanges record the death (date not given) of Mr Hargrave Jennings, well-known as a writer on « the occult sciences, » and a great authority on the Rosicrucians and their mysteries.
Mr T. T. Clarkson, a very old and well-known reporter, died at Ryde, Isle of Wight, on 26 December, aged 75. He had been for forty years on the Daily News staff, and served under Charles Dickens's father, in the Parliamentary Gallery.
On the 20th February, Mr John Lovell, editor of the Liverpool Mercury, from bronchitis, following an attack of influenza. He occupied a prominent position, both in politics and literature, in Liverpool for the past nine years. Before joining the Mercury, Mr Lovell had been editor of Cassell's Magazine, and afterwards manager of the Press Association.
Mr John Blair, late manager of the Marr typefoundry, died early in March, in Edinburgh, in his 71st year. He was a man of active mind and much ability. He was the principal editor of the North British Express during the time it existed. He was a Chartist leader, a prominent Freemason and Oddfellow, and a poet— « the bard of Odd-fellowship and Chartism. » In typefounding he was a conservative, and wrote strongly to the Printer's Register against reform in type-bodies. « Mr Blair » says the Register, « was esteemed by all who knew him. »
On the 19th February, at Blackheath, Mr William Frederick Rock, formerly head of the firm of Rock Bros. & Payne, manufacturing stationers, in his 89th year. Mr Rock was many years ago in partnership with the late Mr Thomas De la Rue, commencing business with him in 1821. He retired from business seven years ago, the concern being sold to a company, who retain the old name. Mr Rock, who was never married, was very active in works of benevolence, and gave no less than £60,000 to his native town of Barnstaple for a public park and other useful purposes.