Thomas Hughes, Author of “Tom Brown’s School Days” – Born on 20 October 1822

Posted on October 18th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Thomas Hughes, lawyer and author of the classic novel, Tom Brown’s School Days, was born in Uffington on 20 October 1822.

To celebrate the day of his birth, here is a terrific newspaper article from 1863, in which Hughes offers his views on the American Civil War and slavery.

historical newspaper report about thomas hughes

The Coventry Herald and Observer – Friday 17 April 1863

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000384/18630417/016/0004

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