William Davenport Adams

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William Davenport Adams (28 December 1851 in Brixton, London[1] – 26 July 1904 in Wandsworth, London) was an English journalist and author.

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.[2] 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).


  1. ^ http://www.oxforddnb.com/templates/article.jsp?articleid=30335&back=[dead link]
  2. ^ "Obituary. Well Known Journalist". Nottingham Evening Post. 27 July 1904. Retrieved 18 August 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)


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