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Thomas Keell

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Thomas Keell
Keell in May 1930
Thomas Henry Keell

(1866-09-24)24 September 1866
Lewisham, Kent, England
Died26 June 1938(1938-06-26) (aged 71)
OrganizationFreedom Press
PartnerLilian Wolfe

Thomas Henry Keell (24 September 1866 – 26 June 1938) was an English compositor who edited the anarchist periodical Freedom.[1] In 1907, he attended the International Anarchist Congress of Amsterdam, where he was hailed by Emma Goldman as "one of our most devoted workers on the London Freedom".[2] Keell also contributed to Voice of Labour for many years and was an outspoken opponent of the First World War.[3] He was arrested with his companion Lilian Wolfe during a 1916 raid on the Freedom offices; they were imprisoned and later lived together in Whiteway Colony in Gloucestershire from the 1920s until Keell's death in 1938.[3]

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  1. ^ Becker 1986, p. 20
    - Graur 1997, p. 119
  2. ^ Goldman 1970, p. 403
  3. ^ a b Avrich 2006, p. 512


  • Avrich, Paul (2006). Anarchist Voices. Stirling: AK Press. ISBN 1-904859-27-5.
  • Becker, Heiner (1986). Freedom: a Hundred Years, October 1886 to October 1986. London: Freedom Press. ISBN 0-900384-35-2. OCLC 25625678.
  • Goldman, Emma (1970). Living My Life. New York: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-22543-7.
  • Graur, Mina (1997). An Anarchist "Rabbi". New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-17273-7.
  • Rooum, Donald (Summer 2008). "Freedom, Freedom Press and Freedom Bookshop: A short history of Freedom Press" (PDF). Information for Social Change (27). ISSN 1756-901X.
Media offices
Preceded by Editor of Freedom
Succeeded by