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Frederic, Harold

Born:
1856
Died:
1898
Forenames:
Harold
Surname:
Frederic
American journalist, London correspondent of The New York Times. Friend of FH. FH tells how at a dinner at Sir Charles Dilke's, Frederic was seated next to the then little known Cecil Rhodes. Frederic was unimpressed by his neighbour, who appeared to have no conversation, and whom he afterwards described to FH and Dilke as a 'bloody fool'.

FH who was at the time something of a fan of Rhodes, later came to recognise the truth of Frederic's assessment.

Sources:
LL