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Jemima Kindersley is an original and compelling writer, both in her travel book (the earliest travel narrative by an Englishwoman to deal with South America, Africa, and India, written in 1764-9 and published in 1777) and her translated feminist essay.
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Probably 2 October 1741 Jemima Wicksteed, later JK, was born. Bibliographic Citation link.
June 1764 JK wrote, from Santa Cruz on Tenerife, the first letter which she later included in her travel book. Bibliographic Citation link.
By June 1777 JK published a travel book, Letters from the Island of Teneriffe, Brazil, The Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies. Bibliographic Citation link.
Shortly before 25 April 1809 JK died in Marylebone, London, in her late sixties. This was the day of her funeral. Bibliographic Citation link.
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