LATEY, John. 18485



Autograph Letter Signed, to Alderman Green (Frank Green, later Lord Mayor of London), agreeing to publish some Irish verses. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches, folds. Penny Illustrated Paper, London, 23 May 1894. John Latey (1842-1902), journalist and writer. Latey wrote parliamentary sketches for the ILN under the pseudonym ‘The Silent Member’. He also wrote novels and translated Dumas and Paul Féval. Latey joined the Penny Illustrated Paper when it was started by William Ingram in 1861, and was the paper’s art and literary editor until 1901. He co-edited the Boys Illustrated Newspaper with Captain Mayne Reid from 1881 to 1882, and was editor of The Sketch from 1899 to 1902.