Guide to the Papers of Sir Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (as filmed by the AJCP)



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Series Add MS 62179. Correspondence between Northcliffe and Keith Murdoch, London manager of the United Cable Service and later editor of the Melbourne Herald (238 pp), 1915 - 1922

The correspondence deals with Murdoch's letter to the Australian Prime Minister on conditions at Gallipoli, Sept. 1915 (pp. 1-59); the reporting of British news in Australian newspapers; articles by Northcliffe for Australian and New Zealand papers (1917); visits of Australasian politicians and generals to England (1918-1919); article in Sunday Times (Sydney) purported to be written by Northcliffe; attack on Murdoch by Sir Ian Hamilton (1920); screening of film 'The Sentimental Bloke' (1920); offer to Murdoch of editorship of Herald (1920); cruise round world by Northcliffe (1921-22); Murdoch's bid to gain control of Sydney Evening News; management of Herald; relations with Sir Hugh Denison; comments by Northcliffe on layout and features of Herald; profitability and circulation of Herald; H.S. Gullett; W.M. Hughes; staff appointments; negotiations with Sun Company; Northcliffe's illness...