STEAD, William Thomas. 19605



Autograph Letter (17 lines) Signed ‘W.T.Stead’, to Caroline Whitehead, written on the front of Stead’s famous New Year Greetings Card (also signed) from Holloway Gaol. 6 x 4 inches, in good condition, second page lightly mounted on part of an old album page. Holloway Gaol, 7 January 1886. W.T.Stead (1849-1912), journalist, died on the Titanic. In 1885 he went to prison for three months for purchasing child prostitutes in order to publish an article exposing the abuse. He writes to Miss Whitehead (Caroline Whitehead, Secretary of The Pioneer Club): “All Fear is Atheism. Perfect love casteth out Fear, so does perfect faith.