1890s People - 'W'
   
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Theodore Watts-Dunton
By Catherine Maxwell The critic, novelist, and poet Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton (Watts until 1896, when he changed his name for legal reasons) was born on 12 October 1832 in St Ives, Huntingdon.
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Gleeson White
By Catherine Delyfer Born at Christchurch (Hampshire), near Bournemouth, UK, Gleeson White was educated at Christ Church School.
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Oscar Wilde
By Joseph Bristow Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854 to one of Ireland’s most distinguished professional, nationalist families of Protestant descent. His father was William Robert Wills Wilde (1815-1876), an eminent eye doctor, travel writer, and amateur ethnographer. He became Surgeon-Oculist-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria in 1863 and was knighted a year later.
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Patten Wilson
By Geoffrey Beare Patten Wilson was born on March 23, 1869, the son of a clergyman who ran a private school at Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire. His talent as an artist seems to have come to him by inheritance from his father, “a schoolmaster, very facile with his pencil, deft in the use of tools” (Williamson 19).
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Alice Woodward
By Geoffrey Beare Alice B Woodward was a British illustrator best known for The Peter Pan Picture Book (1907) the first illustrated version of the story of Peter Pan the boy who never grew up.
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