The Life of Walter Bagehot – Emily Barrington
Mrs. Emily Barrington was the daughter of James Wilson MP, Liberal politician and founder of The Economist, and sister of Eliza Wilson, who married Walter Bagehot. Her intimate biography is one of the best ever written about the English economist, journalist and prolific author on government and finance.
The Life of Walter Bagehot.
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Biography of Walter Bagehot (from Wikipedia):
Bagehot was born in Langport, Somerset, England, on 3 February 1826. His father, Thomas Watson Bagehot, was managing director and vice-chairman of Stuckey’s Banking Company. He attended University College London (UCL), where he studied mathematics, and in 1848 earned a master’s degree in moral philosophy. Bagehot was called to the bar by Lincoln’s Inn, but preferred to join his father in 1852 in his family’s shipping and banking business.
In 1858, Bagehot married Elizabeth (Eliza) Wilson (1832–1921), whose father, James Wilson, was the founder and owner of The Economist; the couple were happily married until Bagehot’s untimely death at age 51, but had no children. A collection of their love-letters was published in 1933.
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