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Though almost forgotten, Elizabeth Ham is remarkable as an autobiographer and even more remarkable as a the author of a single novel. Writing and publishing in the earlier nineteenth century, she also produced a grammar textbook, poetry, and journalism.
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30 November 1783 EH was born at North Perrott, near Crewkerne, Somerset. Bibliographic Citation link.
About 1850 EH, at sixty-six, began to "trace out the influences that were most active in forming the present individual Me out of the little neglected girl of my earliest remembrance." Bibliographic Citation link.
1 March 1859 Elizabeth Ham died at the house of her latest employer, Wick House at Brislington just south-east of Bristol, of heart disease. Bibliographic Citation link.
1945 EH's autobiography was published, nearly a century after her death, as Elizabeth Ham, by Herself, after excerpts had been read on BBC programmes and printed in The Listener. Bibliographic Citation link.
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