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Elizabeth Fenton is known for her single, posthumously published travel book, selected from the journals she kept during her voyages from the British Isles to India and from there to Mauritius and Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), between 1826 and 1830. This introspective and poetic work is a compelling record of personal hardships and of an Irishwoman's response to nineteenth-century India and Tasmania.
1804 Elizabeth Sinclair Knox (later EF) was born. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 January 1827 Elizabeth Campbell (later EF) began, at the request of a friend, keeping a journal documenting her travels around India. She probably sent the manuscript in instalments to friends and family at home in Ireland. Bibliographic Citation link.
18 December 1830 EF wrote the last entry in her extant journal at the estate her family had established, Fenton Forest in Van Diemen's Land (later known as Tasmania). Bibliographic Citation link.
1875 EF died at the family estate, Fenton Forest in Tasmania, the year after her husband. Bibliographic Citation link.
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