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Russell, William Howard, Sir, 1820-1907

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    • Russell, W. H. (William Howard), Sir, 1820-1907
    • Russell, W. Howard (William Howard), Sir, 1820-1907
    • Russell, Wm. Howard (William Howard), Sir, 1820-1907
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    • found: The war, 1855:title page (by W.H. Russell, correspondent of "The Times")
    • found: My diary in India, 1860:title page (by William Howard Russell, LL.D., special correspondent of "The Times")
    • found: Pictures of Southern life, 1861:title page (written for the London Times by William Howard Russell, LL.D., special correspondent)
    • found: The civil war in America, [1861]:title page (by Wm. H. Russell, LL.D., special correspondent of the London Times)
    • found: Canada, 1865:title page (by W. Howard Russell, LL.D.)
    • found: The Prince of Wales' tour, 1877:title page (by William Howard Russell)
    • found: The great war with Russia, 1895:title page (by William Howard Russell, LL.D.)
    • found: Atkins, J. B. The life of Sir William Howard Russell, C.V.O., LL.D., the first special correspondent, 1911
    • found: Oxford D.N.B., viewed 26 May 2016:Russell, Sir William Howard (journalist, though only a small minority of his working life was spent reporting wars, Russell's greatest achievement was as a war correspondent, a term he disliked; born at Lily Vale, in the parish of Tallaght, co. Dublin, on 28 March 1820; his father, John Russell, was protestant, his mother, Mary Kelly, was Roman Catholic; brought up by his maternal grandfather and later his paternal grandfather in Dublin, in the Church of Ireland; educated in private schools, in October 1838, he entered Trinity College, Dublin, and, in 1841, left without a degree; in 1841, hired by the Times as a reporter, and shortly after went to London to read for the bar, to which he was called in 1850, while continuing to work for the Times; from 1860 to 1901, founding editor and variously part and sole owner of the Army and Navy Gazette; in the 1868 general election, unsuccessfully contested the two-member Chelsea constituency as a Conservative; married in 1846 Mary Burrowes, with whom he had two daughters and two sons, and who died in 1867, allegedly in the 1870s had a mistress with whom he had three children, and married in 1884 the Italian Catholic Countess Antoinette Mathilde Pia Alexandra Malvezzi; awarded in 1856 an honorary LL.D. at Trinity College, Dublin, knighted in 1895, and created Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1902; died at his home, Kensington, London on 10 February 1907)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed 26 May 2016:William Howard Russell (Sir William Howard Russell CVO (28 March 1820, Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland-11 February 1907, London) was an Irish reporter with The Times, and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents, spending 22 months covering the Crimean War, including the Siege of Sevastopol and the Charge of the Light Brigade and later covering events during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, and the Franco-Prussian War)
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