Francis Meredeth Wilfrid Meynell (1891 - 1975)

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About Francis Meredeth Wilfrid Meynell

Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid Meynell (May 12, 1891—July 10, 1975) was a British poet and printer at The Nonesuch Press.

He was the son of the journalist and publisher Wilfrid Meynell and the poet Alice Meynell, a suffragist and prominent Roman Catholic convert. Francis Meynell was brought in by George Lansbury to be business manager of the Daily Herald in 1913. He was imprisoned as a conscientious objector in World War I.

He was knighted in 1946. He married Alix Kilroy (1903 - 1999), a civil servant with the Board of Trade. They worked together during World War II on Utility Design, an austere and functional style. After the war they lived and farmed in a secluded part of Suffolk for many years. Their union was childless.

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