[Paul Julius Baron von Reuter.][Signed "Yours Truly, Julius Reuter" in ink lower right.]
Private Plate. [n.d. c.1870.]
Mixed method engraving. Board: 410 x 550mm (16 x 21½"). Laid on board, glued into mount. Tears in image in left and right edges. Rubbing to sheet.
(Paul) Julius de Reuter, Baron de Reuter (née Israel Beer Josaphat) (1816-1899), Founder of Reuter's News Agency. Born in Germany. His birthname was Israel Beer Josaphat. Reuter moved to London on October 29, 1845, calling himself Joseph Josephat. On November 16 he was baptised as Paul Julius Reuter. He set up an office at the London Stock Exchange, and established a telegraph link between Britain and the European continent through the English Channel. This link was extended to the south-western shore of Ireland, at Cork in 1863. There ships coming from America threw canisters containing news into the sea. The news was telegraphed to London, arriving before the ships. Created Baron in 1871.
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