Edmund O’Donovan

1844-1883; b. Dublin; newspaper correspondent; son of John O’Donovan (1809-1861); ed. by Jesuits; studied medicine at TCD; contrib. papers, 1866; joined French army, 1870; wrote letters back to Irish and English papers; proceeded to Sapin, 1873; represented Daily News in Asia Minor, 1876; covered Russo-Turkish war; made hazardous journey to Merv, 1879, publishing account as The Merv Oasis; Travels and Adventures East of the Caspian 1879-81, 2 vols. (1883); died with army of Hinks Pasha in Sudan. ODNB DIW

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