Edmund Routledge

His daughters Violet and Lily, painted by Walter Crane

Edmund Routledge (30 January 1843 - 25 August 1899), was a British publisher of boys' magazine and an author of books about sports.

Early life

Edmund Routledge was born in London on 30 January 1843, the second son of George Routledge (1812-1888), the founder of the publishing house Routledge.[1][2]



He started with his father's publishing house in 1859.[2] He founded and edited the magazines The Broadway, one of the earliest sixpenny monthly magazines, and Every Boy's Magazine.[2]

He became a partner in Routledge, Warne, & Routledge in July 1865, and the firm then became George Routledge & Sons.[1]


In 1886, he stood as the Liberal Party candidate for Parliament for Kensington North, but came second to the incumbent, Sir Roper Lethbridge for the Conservative Party.

In 1887, he stood as the Liberal candidate for Parliament for Paddington North in a by-election, but came second to Sir John Aird, 1st Baronet for the Conservatives.

From 1889 to 1895, he was a member of the London County Council for the Progressive Party.[2]

Selected publications

Personal life

In 1865, he married Martha Stephenson.[2]

On 25 August 1899, he died of a heart attack at Queen Ann's Mansion, London, leaving five sons and three daughters.[2] He is buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Routledge, George (DNB00)". DNB. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Routledge, Edmund". Northern Illinois University Libraries. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. Paths of Glory. Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery. 1997. p. 86.
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