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CodeNA5152
Dates1796-1874
Person NameStrickland; Agnes (1796-1874); historian
SurnameStrickland
ForenamesAgnes
Epithethistorian
ActivityAgnes Strickland (1796-1874), historian, was born in London, the second daughter of Thomas Strickland and his second wife Elizabeth Homer of Reydon Hall, Suffolk, who was employed by Hallett & Wells, shipowners, and was manager of the Greenland docks. Of her nine siblings, Elizabeth (1794-1875), Jane Margaret (1800-1888), Samuel (1809-1867), Mrs Susanna Moodie (1803-1885) and Mrs Catherine Parr Traill (b 1802) shared her literary talent. Her father educated both his elder daughters, Elizabeth and Agnes himself.
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