Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Anna Atkins entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 23 January 2022.
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Anna Atkins, "the world's first female photographer," Bibliographic Citation link. was a novelist, botanist, science writer and illustrator, and memoirist. Bibliographic Citation link. During her lifetime she published six books, but she is primarily remembered as a mid-Victorian pioneer of photography, both in itself and for scientific illustration. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 March 1799 Anna Children (later AA) was born at Ferox Hall, her grandfather's house at Tonbridge in Kent. Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1843 AA finished hand-producing and began circulating volume one of "the first photographic book published in the UK," Bibliographic Citation link. which was also her earliest work: Photographs of British Algae. Cyanotype Impressions. Bibliographic Citation link.
9 June 1871 AA died at her home, Halstead Place, near Sevenoaks, at the age of seventy-two. Bibliographic Citation link.
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