Press: Death of Riddell

In London last week Death, in the form of pneumonia, came to George Allardice Riddell, First Baron of Walton Heath. Lord Riddell left neither title nor barony. He was childless and the seat of his title was one bare room at his suburban golf club. Thus abruptly came an end to the career of an amiable British gentleman who was one of the most successful publishers the world has ever known.

Born in 1865, George Riddell was admitted to the bar at 23, and that very same...

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