Amelia Edwards

English novelist, traveller and Egyptologist, 1831–1892 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892), also known as Amelia B. Edwards,[1] was an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. Her literary successes included the ghost story "The Phantom Coach" (1864), the novels Barbara's History (1864) and Lord Brackenbury (1880), and the travelogue of Egypt A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877). She also edited a poetry anthology published in 1878.[2]

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Amelia Edwards
Amelia B. Edwards in 1890
Born7 June 1831 (1831-06-07)
London, United Kingdom
Died15 April 1892 (1892-04-16) (aged 60)
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Resting placeSt Mary's Church, Henbury

In 1882, she co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund. She gained the nickname "Godmother of Egyptology" for her contribution.