I would like to thank Reverend Professor Martin Henig for encouraging my interest in Charles Roach Smith and for his comments on an earlier draft of this paper. I would also like to thank Professor Graham Shipley and the reviewers for their constructive comments on earlier drafts, and Heather Keeble for information about William Hargrove and the York Herald. I am grateful to the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester for financial support for the publication of this paper, and to the University of Leicester for a period of study leave in 2016.


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