Amelia Edwards

Died aged c. 61

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892), also known as Amelia B. Edwards, 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. In 1882, she co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund. She gained the nickname "Godmother of Egyptology" for her contribution.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Amelia Edwards 1831-1892 Egyptologist and Writer lived here

19 Wharton Street, Islington, WC1X , London, United Kingdom where they lived

A founder of the Egypt Exploration Society, Amelia Edwards 1831-1892 Novelist and Egyptologist lived at The Larches on this site from 1864 to 1892

Eastfield, Bristol, United Kingdom where they lived (1864-1892)