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Anne Halkett wrote voluminously: a lost diary, a book of advice for boys, and various religious genres such as meditations or essays, often with political implications. She is best known as a down-to-earth or even worldly autobiographer or memoirist.
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4 January 1623 Anne Murray, later AH, was born in London; she had an elder sister and several brothers. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 January 1678 This date, written in the margin of AH's manuscript autobiography (and here translated out of Old Style), indicates the day when she began to write it. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
22 April 1699 AH died at Dunfermline, aged seventy-six. Bibliographic Citation link.
1875 AH's autobiography (often called 'Memoirs') was published by the Camden Society, edited by John Gough Nichols and entitled The Autobiography of Anne, Lady Halkett. Bibliographic Citation link.
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