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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.

Further Reading

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



Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.