Hugh Chisholm

Hugh Chisholm

Hugh Chisholm (February 22, 1866September 29, 1924) was a British journalist, and editor of the 11th and 12th editions of the "Encyclopædia Britannica".

He was born in London, a son of Henry Williams Chisholm, Warden of the Standards at the Board of Trade. Hugh Chisholm was educated at Felstead School and Christ Church, Oxford, read for the Bar and was called to the Middle Temple in 1892.

He worked for "The St James's Gazette" as assistant editor from 1892 and was appointed editor in 1897. He moved in 1899 to "The Standard" as chief leader-writer and moved in 1900 to "The Times", to act as co-editor with Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace and President Hadley of Yale on the preparation of the seven volumes forming the 10th edition of the "Encyclopædia Britannica". He became in 1903 editor for the 11th edition (1910-1911).

Chisholm had been suggested as replacement as Editor of "The Times" as an alternative to Dawson, and in 1913, following his return from America overseeing the printing of "The Britannica Year-Book", he was appointed day editor. In August 1913 he was appointed a director of the company. He was financial editor throughout World War I, resigning in 1920 when he embarked on the editorship of the three volumes forming the 12th edition of "Encyclopædia Britannica", which was published in 1922.

Grace Chisholm was his sister.


* Article "Hugh Chisholm", in "Encyclopædia Britannica", 12th edition (1922), vol 30, p 669.
* "The Times", 30 September, 1924, p 14, Issue 43770, Col d. Obituary of Chisholm.
* Janet E. Courtney: "An Oxford Portrait Gallery", (London) 1931, pp 167-157. Janet Courtney, née Hogarth,worked for "The Times" Book Club and was later responsible for the arrangement of the Index volume to the 11th and 12th editions of Encyclopædia Britannica.
* Anon, "History of the Times", Vol 3, 1884 - 1912, (1939) pp 121, 519, 755, 829
* "Ibid", Vol 4, 1912 - 1920, (1947) pp 143, 137, 138, 208, 472
* "Dictionary of National Biography", article "Hugh Chisholm"

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* The Chisholm family []

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