The Owl (magazine)
The Owl: a Wednesday journal of politics and society was a satirical society newspaper published in London from 1864 to 1870. Irregularly published, but sometimes fortnightly, it cost 6d., was Tory in politics and consisted of a mix of satire and London society gossip.
The Conservative MP Alexander Baillie-Cochrane, 1st Baron Lamington was joint editor of the paper from 1864 to 1868. Contributors included the architect Arthur Ashpitel (1807–69), Disraeli's private secretary Montagu Corry, Laurence Oliphant, and Henry Drummond Wolff. They also included Mortimer Collins, Lord Houghton, Ralph Bernal Osborne, George Otto Trevelyan, and Thomas Gibson Bowles.
- H. C. G. Matthew, ‘Borthwick, Algernon, Baron Glenesk (1830–1908)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 11 January 2008
- 'Early Days of Mortimer Collins', Dublin University Magazine, 90 (1877), p. 340ff
- Reginald Lucas, 'Borthwick, Sir Algernon, first Baron Glenesk (1830–1908)', Dictionary of National Biography, 1912.