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James Bone

(1872-1962), Journalist

Sitter in 7 portraits
After starting his career at the North British Daily Mail, Bone joined the London office of the Manchester Guardianin 1902. In 1912 he was made its London editor, a position he retained until his retirement in 1945. He is best remembered for his 'London Letter'. This was an article in the form of a letter to the editor that described events at home and abroad as seen from a London perspective. As well as political news, the column relayed to the northern reader many items of cultural and social interest. Typically it might include: art sales and exhibitions; court news and royal occasions; the weather; sporting news; current fashions or the arrival of interesting visitors from abroad.

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James Bone, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(45)

James Bone

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1962
NPG 4529(45)

James Bone, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(46)

James Bone

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1962
NPG 4529(46)

James Bone, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(47)

James Bone

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1962
NPG 4529(47)

James Bone, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(48)

James Bone

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1962
NPG 4529(48)

James Bone, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(49)

James Bone

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1962
NPG 4529(49)

James Bone, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(50)

James Bone

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1962
NPG 4529(50)

James Bone, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(51)

James Bone

by Sir David Low
pencil, circa 1950s-1962
NPG 4529(51)

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