The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Name given by Sydney Smith to George Hudson (q. v .), the great railway speculator, who is said to have one day in the course of his speculations realised as much in scrip as £100,000.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Railway King'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/railway-king.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.