The Ex-Manager of 'The Times.'
Mr John Macdonald, who has just resigned his post as manager of ' The Times,' had held that office some fifteen years, ' Life' tells its readers, bat he has been connected with the paper in one capacity or another for upwards of forty years. He was first engaged as Parliamentary reporter. After some eight or ten years' service in the gallery of the House of Commons, he was sent ont to the Crimea daring the war with Russia, in order to administer the fund collected by 'The Times' for the benefit of the sick and wounded. His immediate predecessor in this charitable work had died of fever; and with cruel mockery had during his illness been denied admission into the hospital established by ' The Times,' on the ground that it was intended not for civilians, but for military persons only. Mr Macdonald gave proofs in the Crimea of a kind of ability which seemed to fit him specially for the business department of the paper, and he was appointed sub-manager. Mr Mowbray Morris was the manager, and upon his death, some twenty years afterwards, Mr Macdonald in due course succeeded him. Mr Macdonald, in addition to his qualifications as a man of business, possesses a remarkable talent for mechanics ; and in Mr Mowbray Morris's time he had charge of all that belonged to the printing rooms. Both in connection with type-setting and with press work he introduced several important improvements, the result of his own inventiveness.
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The Ex-Manager of 'The Times.', Evening Star, Issue 7964, 20 July 1889, Supplement
The Ex-Manager of 'The Times.' Evening Star, Issue 7964, 20 July 1889, Supplement
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