Statue of Reuters founder in City of London - photographs

by Stephen Hewitt | Published 9 April 2021

A grey, stone-like statue being an armless, plain rectangular column with a head and shoulders emerging at the top and 11 lines of raised lettering on the front.
A statue in London of the founder of Reuters news agency, Paul Julius Reuter, 1816-1899, photographed September 2014 (Map)

The photographs here, taken in September 2014, show a statue of the man who founded Reuters news agency, Paul Julius Reuter (1816 - 1899).

The statue was photographed in the City of London - a district within London with a unique legal status - behind the Royal Exchange Buildings, Bishopsgate, EC3V 3NL. (OpenStreetMap marker).

The photograph of the front of the statue shows the following text in raised, curved lettering:

PAUL JULIUS REUTER BORN 1816 KASSEL * GERMANY DIED 1899 NICE * FRANCE FOUNDED THE WORLD NEWS ORGANISATION THAT BEARS HIS NAME IN NO 1 ROYAL EXCHANGE BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF LONDON NEAR THIS SITE ON 14 OCTOBER 1851

A grey, stone-like statue being an armless, plain rectangular column with the back of the head emerging at the top and 24 lines of raised, curved lettering below.
Lines of text on the back of a statue of the founder of Reuters news agency, Paul Julius Reuter, 1816-1899, photographed in 2014 in the City of London, EC3V 3NL (Map)

The photograph of the back of the statue shows twenty four lines of text reading as follows:

THE SUPPLY OF INFORMATION TO THE WORLD'S TRADERS IN SECURITIES, COMMODITIES AND CURRENCIES WAS THEN AND IS NOW THE MAINSPRING OF REUTERS ACTIVITIES & THE GUARANTEE OF THE FOUNDER'S AIMS OF ACCURACY, RAPIDITY AND RELIABILITY- NEWS SERVICES BASED ON THOSE PRINCIPLES NOW GO TO NEWS PAPERS RADIO & TELEVISION NETWORKS & GOVERNMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. REUTERS HAS FAITHFULLY CONTINUED THE WORK BEGUN HERE. TO ATTEST THIS & TO HONOUR PAUL JULIUS REUTER THIS MEMORIAL WAS SET HERE BY REUTERS TO MARK THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF REUTERS FOUNDATION & INAUGURATED BY EDMUND L de ROTHSCHILD.TD 13-10-76

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