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William Winwood Reade


Traveller, novelist, and journalist. Travelled in West Africa, 1861–3. Studied at St Mary’s Hospital, London, in 1865; worked at a cholera hospital in Southampton, 1866. Travelled in West Africa, 1868–70, and again in 1873 as correspondent for The Times. Wrote novels as well as travel observations. Nephew of the novelist Charles Reade.

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Correspondence vol. 18, letter from W. W. Reade, 3 September 1870