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Elizabeth Bathurst, writing late in the seventeenth century, was one of the most popular women writers to be published by the Sowle Press, the best-known Quaker publishing house. Her three publications (dating from a period of struggle for the Quakers) were collected and re-issued after her early death to make up a fourth. They include theological analysis, religious exhortation, and feminist enumeration of women's words from the Bible.
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About 1655 EB was born in London, her parents' eldest child. Bibliographic Citation link.
Early October 1685 An Elizabeth Bathurst, perhaps the writer, died in London at this time. Every printed source gives the writer's death date as 1685, though on 6 June 1691 her father wrote that the wound of her loss was still fresh and bleeding. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 July 1691 Tace Sowle's first project on taking over her father's publishing firm was for Truth Vindicated by the Faithful Testimony and Writings of the Innocent Servant and Hand-Maid of the Lord, Elizabeth Bathurst, Deceased. Bibliographic Citation link.
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