The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Jerrold, William Blanchard
Jerrold, William Blanchard, son of the preceding, born in London in 1826. He was educated partly at Brompton grammar school and partly in France; studied art, contributed to various periodicals, and wrote several tales, farces, and other works, among which are "Swedish Sketches" (1852) and "Imperial Paris" (1856). In 1857 he became editor of "Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper," succeeding his father, whose life he wrote in 1858. In 1863 he went to Paris, as commissioner of the "Morning Post," to study the institutions for the relief of the poor, and the results of his investigations were embodied in "The Children of Lutetia" (1864). He made trips in various parts of France and Spain, and published "At Home in Paris," "A Trip through the Vineyards of Spain" (1864), "Passing the Time" (1865), "On the Boulevards" (1867), and several other works. In 1869 he made a journey in the Netherlands to examine the poor-law administration. In 1871 he published "The Story of Madge and the Fairy Content," "At Home in Paris: at Peace and at War," and "The Cockaynes." His comedy, "Cupid in Waiting," was produced at the Royalty theatre in July, 1871, and his "London," illustrated by Doré, was published in 1872.