William Davenport Adams
Born in Brixton, London, he was the son of William Henry Davenport Adams, also a journalist and author. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Edinburgh University, he began newspaper work in 1870, working in Greenock and for the Nottingham Daily Guardian. He became literary editor of The Globe in 1885, and was also well known as a dramatic critic. He published many collections of poetry, several books about books, and edited a Dictionary of English Literature (1877) and a Dictionary of the Drama (1899).
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- Works by William Davenport Adams at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about William Davenport Adams at Internet Archive
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