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Dickens, Charles Culliford Boz [Charley] (1837–1896), magazine editor and compiler of guidebooks, was born on 6 January 1837 at 15 Furnival's Inn, London, the eldest of the ten children of Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870), the novelist, and his wife, Catherine, née Hogarth (1816–1879)...

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Morrison, George Ernest (1862–1920), journalist and traveller, was born on 4 February 1862 at Geelong, Newtown, Victoria, Australia, the second child and eldest son of the five sons and two daughters of George Morrison (1830–1898), founder and principal of Geelong College, a boys' private school, and his wife, ...

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Morton, Henry Canova Vollam (1892–1979), travel writer and journalist, was born on 26 July 1892 at 17 Chester Square, Ashton under Lyne, the son of Joseph Thomas Vollam Morton, newspaper editor, and his wife, Margaret Mary Constance Ewart. Educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham...

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Otway, Caesar [pseud. Terence O'Toole] (1780–1842), religious journalist and writer on Ireland, was born in co. Tipperary, the son of Loftus Otway, a merchant. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 6 December 1796, aged sixteen, and graduated BA in 1801. After being ordained he was successively curate of a number of country parishes. In 1836 he was appointed to the assistant chaplaincy of ...

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Quin, Michael Joseph (1796–1843), journalist and travel writer, was born in Thurles, co. Tipperary, the third son of Morty Quin, distiller. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a pensioner on 4 November 1811, was admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 26 January 1818, and was subsequently called to the bar. He made a name for himself as a writer on foreign affairs with ...

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(Donald) Alan Whicker (1921–2013) by Terry O'Neill, c.1985 © Getty Images

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Whicker, (Donald) Alan (1921–2013), journalist and broadcaster, was born on 2 August 1921 in Cairo, the only son of Henry Charles Whicker (1880–1923), an officer in the Denbighshire hussars during the First World War, and his wife, Annie Jane (Nancie), née Cross (1883–1948)...