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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.
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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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