Arthur William à Beckett

Caricature of Arthur William à Beckett by Harry Furniss

Arthur William à Beckett (25 October 1844 – 14 January 1909) was an English journalist and intellectual.


He was a younger son of Gilbert Abbott à Beckett and Mary Anne à Beckett, brother of Gilbert Arthur à Beckett and educated at Felsted School.[1] Besides fulfilling other journalistic engagements, Beckett was on the staff of Punch from 1874 to 1902, edited the Sunday Times 1891-1895, and the Naval and Military Magazine in 1896.

He gave an account of his father and his own reminiscences in The à Becketts of Punch (1903).[2] A childhood friend (and distant relative) of W. S. Gilbert, Beckett briefly feuded with Gilbert in 1869, but the two patched up the friendship, and Gilbert even later collaborated on projects with Beckett's brother.

He was married to Suzanne Frances Winslow, daughter of the noted psychiatrist Forbes Benignus Winslow.


He published:

He wrote for the theatre two three-act comedies:[1]




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Preceded by
Phil Robinson
Editor of The Sunday Times
Succeeded by
Rachel Beer

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