Letters of Charles Lowe (1848-1931)

Scope and Content

The correspondence is composed of letters to G. Reid.

Administrative / Biographical History

The author and journalist Charles Lowe was born in 1848 in Balconnel, Angus. He was educated in Brechin, Angus, and studied at Edinburgh University and in Jena and Paris, graduating with an Edinburgh M.A. in 1871. Lowe was then entered at Gray's Inn to follow a legal career no doubt, and then joined the editorial staff of The Times as a foreign sub-editor. He was appointed as Berlin correspondent in the late 1870s and returned to London in 1891. His publications include Prince Bismarck: an historical biography, Alexander III of Russia, King Edward VII, being the story of his life as Prince of Wales, and A fallen star, or, The Scots of Frederick: a tale of the seven years' war Charles Lowe died on 18 January 1931.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Letters purchased March 1971, Accession no. E71.5.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who 1929-1940. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1941.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Material

The UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: papers, News International Record Office, NRA 19359 The Times.