Clifford Sharp

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Clifford Dyce Sharp (1883–1935)[1][2] was a British journalist. He was the first editor of the New Statesman magazine from its foundation in 1913 until 1928; a left-wing magazine founded by Sydney and Beatrice Webb and other members of the socialist Fabian Society. He had previously edited The Crusade.

In World War I he was a "fierce opponent" of the war and was so irksome to the Government that David Lloyd George personally arranged his conscription into the Royal Artillery. He was rescued by recruitment to the Foreign Office, and was sent to neutral Sweden, in association with Arthur Ransome.[3]

In 1909, he married Rosamund Nesbit, adopted daughter of the poet Edith Nesbit (author of The Railway Children).[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Adrian Smith, The New Statesman: Portrait of a Political Weekly, 1913-1931. London, Routledge, 1996 . ISBN 0714646458 (p. 284)
  2. ^ Anne Jackson Fremantle, This Little Band of Prophets: The British Fabians. New American Library, 1960 (p. 303)
  3. ^ Ronald Chambers (2009). The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome. faber and faber, London. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-571-22261-2. 
  4. ^ Nesbit, E. (Edith) (1858-1924) at the Modernist Journals Project
Media offices
Preceded by
Editor of the New Statesman
1913–1928
Succeeded by
Charles Mostyn Lloyd