Thomas Reid

Life
1791-1825; naval surgeon, ed. near Dungannon, Co. Tyrone; a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, he made a trip in 1817 on the Neptune as superintendent of male convicts; repeated the trip with female convicts some years later; revisited Ireland on an extensive tour in 1822; a sincerely religious [Protestant] man who laboured earnestly to ameliorate the condition of the prison population. His works include Two Voyages to New South Wales and Van Diemen’s land ... with a Description of the present Condition of that Colony ... Observations relative to ... Convicts; also Reflections on Seduction’ (Lon 1822); Travels in Ireland in the year 1822, exhibiting a brief sketches of the Moral, Physical and Political state of the Country (Lon 1823). ODNB

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References
Libraries: Belfast Public Library holds Travels in Ireland in 1822 (1823). University of Ulster Library, Morris Collection, holds Travels in Ireland in 1822 exhibiting brief sketches &c. (1823)

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