Eliza Fletcher entry: Overview screen.
15 January 1838
On her sixty-eighth birthday EF began, at the request of her youngest daughter, Mary, to write her autobiography.
From about 1848
EF's retrospective autobiographical narrative gives way to intermittent journal entries and letters.
5 February 1858
EF died in Edinburgh
at eighty-eight, "from the exhaustion of nature."
After June 1874
More than a hundred years after her birth, EF's Autobiography
(with selected letters) was privately printed at Carlisle
by her daughter Mary Richardson.