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Albinism in XIX century Britain

Hello.

I'm writing a story set in Glasgow during the 1890s and I plan to have an albino character there; he was supposed to work as a valet to a known gentleman.

What I'm curious about, just how normal of a life could a person with albinism have in XIX century? I know that there was a major social stigma related to this condition and that some people were even shown around as freaks of nature. However, I'm pretty sure not every albino person was treater like that.

Googled: albinism xix century, victorian era albinism etc.
 

Thanks for your time.
Tags: 1890-1899, uk: history: victorian era, uk: scotland (misc), ~medicine: illnesses (misc)
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