Morning Post 1909


Articles that have not yet been listed below are available for individual researchers who subscribe to the British Newspaper Archive.


  • “Antiquarian Oldwomanries,” Friday, 1 January 1909, p. 8. (BNA)
  • “Where the Fairies Dwell,” Friday, 8 January 1909, p. 3. (BNA)
  • “The Adventures of a Paradox,” Friday, 15 January 1909, p. 7. (BNA).
  • “The Quick, the Dead, and Mr. Stead,” Friday, 22 January 1909, p. 4. (BNA)
  • “Short Cuts to Knowledge,” Friday, 29 January 1909, p. 7. (BNA)

Lang mentioned: “The Quick, the Dead, and Mr. Stead: To the Editor of the Morning Post,” by William T. Stead, Wednesday, 27 January 1909, p. 8. (BNA)


  • “The Quick, the Dead, and Mr. Stead,” Friday, 5 February 1909, p. 4. (BNA)
  • “The Stuarts, Art, and Letters,” Friday, 12 February, p. 9. (BNA)
  • “Black Fairies,” Friday, 19 February 1909, p. 9. (BNA)
  • “Characteristic of M. Anatole France,” Friday, 26 February 1909, p. 3. (BNA)


  • “Political Rest Cures.” Friday, 5 Mar. 1909, p. 3. (BNA) [Historical instances of nervous breakdowns and forced rest cures (Reginald Pecock, Bishop of Chichester; Mary Queen of Scots, Charles I, Napoleon). Some negative remarks on modern association of rest cures with ladies who “have been going about too much.” Lang’s own history: “There are cases of breakdowns from overwork, it is believed, though the Master of Balliol informed me that I was the only person who, to his knowledge, ever suffered from this kind of strain, and I know that it was not work that harmed me; it was worry. Really industrious people, lawyers and doctors for example, do not need rest cures.”
  • “Muscle and Unconscious Mind.” Friday, 12 Mar. 1909, p. 3. (BNA)
  • “Advocatus Diabli.” Friday, 19 Mar. 1909, p. [On Charlotte Brontë and Lang’s opinion of Sidney Lee and the Brontë Society. Lang repeats gossip to claim that there is too much published gossip and gives his personal view that Jane Eyre does not bear repeated readings like Austen, Fielding and others because of her lack of humor. Alas for Lang.]

[On Monday, 29 March, p. 8, it is noted that Andrew Lang will be presiding over the Royal Literary Fund Dinner in Whitehall Rooms, Hôtel Métropole on May 13. On Friday, April 23, p. 9, it is noted that the “speakers at the Royal Literary Fund dinner on May 13, in addition to the chairman (Mr. Andrew Lang, will be Lord Tennyson, Sir Edward Clarke, and Mr. Maurice Hewlett.”]


  • “Jewish Origin of Sherlock Holmes.” Friday, 2 Apr. 1909, p. 4. (BNA)
  • “Ex Cathedra.” Friday, Apr. 9, 1909, p. 9. [Oxford Professors of Poetry–including Keble, Matthew Arnold, Shairp, F. T. Palgrave, Sir Francis Doyle, and Mr. Mackail. Lang discusses Mackail’s Springs of Helicon.]
  • “A Old Philosophy of Apparition.” Friday, 16 Apr. 1909, p. 4. (BNA)
  • “Texts of General Information.” Friday, 23 Apr. 1909, p. 9. (BNA)
  • “Books in Demand.” Friday, 30 Apr. 1912, p. 3. (BNA)

Lang mentioned: “Corpse Doors.” Two Letters to the Editor of the Morning Post,” by Marion Roalfe Cox and G. C. Allen, both of whom point to the practice of not removing a deceased body through the door of the house where the death occurred, a practice which Lang said was new to him in “An Old Philosophy of Apparitions” Monday, 19 April 1909, p. 2. (BNA)*

*These letters to the editor are a fascinating instance of the current state of OCR technology, as the article they refer to, “An Old Philosophy of Apparation,” did not come up in my initial BNA search for Andrew Lang’s name in the Morning Post in April 1909. A closer search shows the OCR rendition was “Andrew Land.” Because Lang’s column was at this time irregular (no column appears to have been published on March 26, for instance), it is difficult to find every Lang Morning Post column, even with digitization. If you uncover a column not listed for the months I have listed columns, please do be in touch.

Special thanks to my RA Angelique Li for doing the British Newspaper Archive searches necessary to find the January and February 1909 articles above and almost all of the 1902 articles.

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