JOHNS, WILLIAM NICHOLAS (1834 - 1898), printer, antiquarian, newspaper proprietor, and editor

Name: William Nicholas Johns
Date of birth: 1834
Date of death: 1898
Gender: Male
Occupation: printer, antiquarian, newspaper proprietor, and editor
Area of activity: Business and Industry; History and Culture; Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing; Scholarship and Languages
Author: William John Townsend Collins

Born 20 April 1834 at Poole, Dorset. He settled at Newport, Monmouthshire, 1835, and founded The Newport Gazette, 1857; he started the first Monmouthshire evening paper, The Evening Telegram (the first halfpenny evening paper in South Wales), 1870; he published and edited also The Star of Gwent and South Wales Times and Evening Star of Gwent. To his papers he contributed articles of antiquarian and historical interest, many of which were republished in book form - Chartist Riots at Newport, 1839 (1884, 2nd ed. 1889), Historical Facts and Traditions relating to Newport and Caerleon (six parts, 1880-5); History of the Church of S. Gwynllyw (S. Woolos, Newport), 1891; John's Household Almanack and Guide to Local Information, 1857, 1858, 1860-70, 1896, 1898; and Newport Directory and Year Book, 1885. He died at Newport 11 March 1898.


Published date: 1959

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