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Sidney James Mark Low, 1857-1932

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1857.01.22
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Date of Death: 1932
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Identity:

Sidney James Mark Low was a journalist and historian.

Life:

Low contributed to the Nineteenth Century, Fortnightly Review and other magazines. He became the editor of the St. James's Gazette in 1888.

In September 1890 he was in correspondence with JW and his solicitors George and William Webb regarding an article written by Augustus Moore and published on 10 September in this journal. JW objected to the piece on account of its inaccurate portrayal of his scuffle with Moore at Drury Lane (#05358). Low published a general denial of Moore's statements on behalf of JW on 13 September 1890 and apologised if any injustice was done to JW through the editing (#05359).

Low was a close friend of W. E. Henley and an admirer of Oscar Wilde's De Profundis. He collaborated with F. S. Puling on The Dictionary of English History (1884) and with L. C. Sanders on The History of England during the Reign of Victoria (1907). His other publications include The Governance of England (1904), A Vision of India as Seen during the Tour of the Prince and Princess of Wales (1907), Egypt in Transition (1914), Italy in the War (1916), The British Constitution: Its Growth and Character (1928) and The Indian States and Ruling Princes (1929).

Bibliography:

Chapman-Huston, Desmond, The Lost Historian: A Memoir of Sir Sidney Low, London, 1936.