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Charles Frederic Moberly Bell

(1847-1911), Journalist and newspaper manager

Sitter in 3 portraits
Journalist and newspaper manager. Bell was born in Alexandria and, after studying in England, returned there to work for the merchants, Peel & Co, in 1865. For the next ten years he combined a successful career in the firm with journalism as the Egyptian correspondent for The Times. Bell's exceptional knowledge of Egyptian affairs was displayed in three books published between 1884 and 1888 as well as in his reports for the newspaper. In 1890, he returned to London effectively managing The Times. In this role he strengthened the paper's overseas coverage, revived its finances through innovative publishing ventures and worked to further its influence in public life. He worked up until his death in 1911.

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Charles Frederic Moberly Bell, by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6731

Charles Frederic Moberly Bell

by Richard George Mathews
pencil, circa 1910
NPG 6731

Charles Frederic Moberly Bell, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x6437

Charles Frederic Moberly Bell

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1909
NPG x6437

Charles Frederic Moberly Bell, by George Charles Beresford - NPG x694

Charles Frederic Moberly Bell

by George Charles Beresford
vintage print, 1909
NPG x694

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