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Greenwood, Fredericklocked

(1830–1909)
  • A. J. A. Morris

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Greenwood, Frederick (1830–1909), author and newspaper editor, born in Kensington, London, on 25 March 1830, was the eldest of the eleven children of James Caer Greenwood, a coach builder, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Fish. He was educated privately at home before being apprenticed, aged fifteen, to a firm of publishers and printers. Within a year his indentures were cancelled and he was engaged as a reader. Thereafter he supported himself entirely by writing for newspapers and a variety of journals, although he would have preferred to make his reputation as a man of letters, not as a journalist. In 1853 he contributed a ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)