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Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818–1895) by unknown engraver, pubd 1895 (after Eveleen Myers) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Wade, Sir Thomas Francis (1818–1895), diplomatist and Sinologist, was born on 25 August 1818 in London, the eldest son of Colonel Thomas Wade (d. 1846) and his wife, Anne, daughter of William Smythe. In his youth Wade accompanied his father on military postings to ...