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Susannah Dobson was a later eighteenth-century medieval scholar, translator, and populariser of historical knowledge.
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Susannah Dawson (later Dobson) was born, probably in London; the date is not known, though she was said at her marriage to be a minor aged twenty and so born in 1738 or 1739. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 February 1775 SD dated the dedication of The Life of Petrarch to Soame Jenyns; the book was published the same year. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 September 1795 SD died of consumption in Covent Garden, London, after a decade of widowhood, having scrupulously pre-paid her funeral expenses. Bibliographic Citation link.
Probably later 1795 Historical Anecdotes of Heraldry and Chivalry was published at Worcester: an original work of scholarship, it may have been authored by SD, and if so it very likely appeared posthumously. Bibliographic Citation link.
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