Newman's Pseudononymous Signature

Josef L. Altholz, Professor of History, University of Minnesota


Chapter eight, note 52, of the author's The Liberal Catholic Movement in England: The "Rambler" and its Contributors, 1848-1864, which Burns and Oates (London) published in 1962. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.

It is possible that the "H" represented Newman's middle initial and the "0" stood for "of the Oratory," which Newman usually appended to his signature. Newman's signatures in the Rambler contained the letter "0": "Ancient Saints" and "Consulting the Faithful" were signed "0," "Napoleonism not Impious" was signed "J.O." [J. forJohn?], and Newman's Poems were signed "Omega."


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