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EDWARDS , DAVID ( 1858 - 1916 ), journalist ;

b. 11 April 1858 . He was an apprentice in the Herald office at Caernarvon , and afterwards worked with the Liverpool Daily Post , but returned to Caernarvon as manager of the North Wales Observer group of newspapers, 1884-91 . From 1891 till 1897 he was managing-editor of the Nottingham Daily Express and of its Evening News . He was assistant-manager of the London Daily News , 1897-1901 , and editor and manager , 1901-2 . Returning to Nottingham , he was editor and managing-director of the Express and Evening News from 1908 till his death, 22 Feb. 1916 . To the above summary of his career (taken from Who Was Who ) it should be added that with R. A. Griffith (q.v.) and J. Owen Jones (q.v. in App.) , he was one of the authors of the pseudonymous The Welsh Pulpit…by a Scribe, a Pharisee, and a Lawyer , 1894 Edwards was the ‘Scribe.’


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959