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Ritchie, William (1781–1831), newspaper editor and proprietor

Lionel Alexander Ritchie

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/23679

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Ritchie, William (1781–1831), newspaper editor and proprietor, was born in the village of Lundin Mill, Fife, where his father was a flax dresser. At the age of nineteen he moved to Edinburgh, where he worked in the offices of two writers to the signet before he was entered a member of the ...

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Subjects: Journalism

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