| Edmund Garrett |
(editor, politician, deep state operative)
|Died||1907 (Age 41)|
|Alma mater||Rosall school, Trinity College (Cambridge)|
|Member of||Milner Group, Milner Group/Society of the Elect|
UK deep state operative
Fydell Edmund Garrett, known as Edmund Garrett, was a UK deep state operative.
"Journalist, publicist, member of parliment, South Africa. He was the second son of Mary (Gray) and the fourth son of the Reverend John Fisher Garrett, rector of Elton, Derbyshire. He was baptised at Elton 27 August 1865. He was educated at Rosall school and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was graduated B.A. in the summer term of 1887. He joined the staff of the "Pall Mall Gazette" on leaving the university. His consitution was always delicate and after two years in London he was sent for a cure to South Africa (1889-90). This at first seemed a great success, but it was also the beginning of a critical period of history which would end in the war of 1899-1902. He became fast friends with Cecil Rhodes, besides establishing close relationships with the leading Dutch politicians, including Jan Hofmeyr and President Kruger. This led to a series of articles in the "Pall Mall Gazette" which was later published in a book "In Afrikanderland and the Land of Ophir" (1891, 2 edits.) Many still consider this the best description of South Africa during this momentous phase of her development. The next four years were in London and his recurrent attacks of ill-health which limited the amount of journalistic work he could accomplish. Toward the end of his life, and an invalid, he was married in March 1903 to a Miss Ellen Marriage. She had been a fellow patient at the sanatorium at Wiston in Essex and had been completely cured. Her care and devotion prolonged Garrett's life by four years which were perhaps his happiest."
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