See also:English journalist and poet, was the son of
See also:John Mosley
See also:Watts and
See also:grandson of
See also:William Watts, a
See also:Leicester physician of repute . After leaving school he made his living for a
See also:time by teaching, and in 1818 joined the
See also:staff of the New Monthly
See also:Magazine in
See also:London, becoming about the same time a contributor to the
See also:Gazette . In 1822 he was made editor of the Leeds Intelligencer, in the columns of which he was one of the first to
See also:measures for protecting workers in factories against accidents from machinery . In 1823 he published his first
See also:volume of
See also:verse, Poetical Sketches, and in 1824 he became the editor of the Literary Souvenir, of which he also became the proprietor two years later, and in the conduct of which he secured the co-operation of some of the most famous men of letters of the
See also:period . In 1825 he went to Manchester as editor of the Manchester
See also:Courier, a position which he resigned a
See also:year later; in 1827 he assisted in founding the Standard, of which the first editor was
See also:Stanley Lees Giffard; and in 1833 he started the
See also:United Service Gazette, which he edited for several years . Watts was also interested in a number of provincial Conservative
See also:newspapers which were not financially successful, and he became bankrupt in 185o, but was awarded a
See also:civil service pension by
See also:Aberdeen in 1854 . In 1856 he edited the first. edition of Men of the Time . Watts died in London on the 5th of
See also:April 1864 . In 1867 a collection of his poems was published in a volume entitled The
See also:Laurel and the
See also:Lyre . See A . A . Watts, Alaric Watts (2 vols., London, 1884) .
GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS (1817-1904)
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