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Francis William Adams (1862–1893)

The death of Mr. Francis Adams, well known by his writings on Australian subjects, is announced. Death was due to consumption.

[Mr. Francis William Leith Adams was a son of the late Professor Andrew Leith Adams, F.R.S., F.G.S., and grandson of Francis Adams, M.D., LL.D., a distinguished Scotch physician and classical scholar. His mother is the well-known authoress, Mrs. Bertha Leith Adams (now Mrs. R. S. de Corcy Laffan), of Stratford-on-Avon. Mr. Adams resided in Queensland and various other parts of Australia. He published two or three volumes of verses, and also wrote Leicester: An Autobiography. In 1891 he contributed a series of articles on Australia to the Fortnightly Review. He has written to other magazines articles on the same subject. His writings on Australian matters came in for a good deal of criticism. During his residence in Australia he contributed to the Sydney Bulletin. Early in 1892 he published in London a collection of Australian tales, and lately a revised edition of a volume of his containing articles on general Australian subjects was produced.]

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'Adams, Francis William (1862–1893)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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  • Leith-Adams, Francis William

27 September, 1862


4 September, 1893 (aged 30)
Margate, Kent, England

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