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Bartholomew, (Harry) Guy

Adrian Smith

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/48269

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Bartholomew, (Harry) Guy (1884–1962), journalist and newspaper company chairman, was born on 17 October 1884 at 191 Belsize Road, Hampstead, London, the elder of two sons of Henry Bartholomew, a warehouseman, and his wife, Kate Shackall, who taught singing. Bart, as he later became known, was deliberately misleading about his origins and upbringing. Partly out of mischief and partly because he thought that it was commercially advantageous, he sometimes pretended to be Jewish. He never publicly dismissed the implausible suggestion that he was the illegitimate son of his first employer, the press baron ...

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Subjects: Journalism

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