Of the 1832 Ten Hours Bill, the paper doubted whether in view of the foreign competition "the passing of a law positively enacting a gradual destruction of the cotton manufacture in this kingdom would be a much less rational procedure." The Manchester Guardian was highly critical of Abraham Lincoln's conduct during the American Civil War, writing on the news that Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated: "Of his rule, we can never speak except as a series of acts abhorrent to every true notion of constitutional right and human liberty ..." CP Scott made the newspaper nationally recognised.
He was editor for 57 years from 1872, and became its owner when he bought the paper from the estate of Taylor's son in 1907.
Mc Corvey later became a born-again Christian and a rallying figure for antiabortion activists.
The judge grew up in a high-profile Republican family and became infamous for penning fierce attacks on campus protesters at Columbia University.
The newspaper has an online UK edition as well as two international websites, Guardian Australia (founded in 2013) and Guardian US (founded in 2011).