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Fontane, Theodor (1819–1898), novelist and travel writer, was born in Neuruppin, Brandenburg, Prussia, on 30 December 1819, the son of Louis Henri Fontane (1796–1867), apothecary, and his wife, Emilie (d. 1869). Of French descent, he was baptized Henri Théodore Fontane, but was usually known by his German name. When he was eight his family moved to ...

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Stephen Graham (1884–1975) by Lafayette, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Graham, Stephen (1884–1975), travel writer and novelist, was born at 15 Crichton Place, Edinburgh, on 16 March 1884, the son of Peter Anderson Graham (known as P. Anderson Graham; 1853–1925), journalist and author, and his wife, Jane, née Macleod. His father served as editor of ...

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Hamilton, Thomas (1789–1842), novelist and travel writer, was born in Glasgow, the second son of William Hamilton (1758–1790), professor of anatomy and botany at Glasgow University, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1827), daughter of William Stirling, a Glasgow merchant. He was the younger brother of ...

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Reade, William Winwood (1838–1875), traveller, novelist, and controversialist, the eldest son of William Barrington Reade (1803–1881) and Elizabeth Reade (1810–1895) (daughter of Captain John Murray RN), of Ipsden House, Oxfordshire, was born at St Finan, near Crieff, Perthshire, on 26 December 1838. He was educated at ...

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