LEMON, Mark. 18267



Autograph Letter Signed, to Benjamin Webster, the actor manager, offering him eight £40 shares in The Field, which would “give you a sixth share of the paper”, providing the names of the other holders. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. The Field, Covent Garden, undated [watermark 1851]. Mark Lemon (1809-70), author and journalist, helped to establish Punch, becoming first joint editor. Two other long-running magazines in which Lemon played a significant part were the Illustrated London News, the first publication to make use of pictures as well as text in reporting, which was founded by his friend Herbert Ingram, and The Field, of which he was founder editor (1853–57).