The Press: False Rumor

Algernon Bennet Langton Ashton, 67, British complete letter writer, issued a statement last week. Said he to the London Daily Chronicle: "A horrible rumor has reached me that I have written my last letter to 'the newspapers. . . . This rumor is wholly false, as I am now determined to go on writing until I am dead."

Algernon Ashton has written more than 2,000 printable letters to the newspapers, a world's record, even for England where writing to newspapers is a national pastime.

His first letter appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette...

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