Miss Amelia B. Edwards, novelist, lecturer, and Egyptologist, was born in London in 1831 and died at Westbury-super-Mare April 15, 1892. She began to contribute to periodicals as early as 1853, and later was on the staff of the Saturday Review and the Morning Post. She published many novels and a few histories and travel books. In 1874 she took up the study of Egyptian archaeology and devoted the remainder of her life to writing and lecturing on this subject. Her last book, "Pharoahs, Fellahs and Explorers," was published shortly before her death.
REFERENCES: K. F. Macquoid, Amelia Blandford Edwards; Allibone, Supplement; Book News (Philadelphia), No. 117, May, 1892, 408; Bookman (New York), XIII, 1901, 375, good portrait; Literary Digest, VI, 1892, 698.
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