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Alice Dixon Le Plongeon was a writer, lecturer, photographer, and amateur archaeologist working from the 1870s. Her writings include field notes, a travel diary, a book of articles, two epic poems, several smaller poems and songs, and numerous articles. Most of her writings relate to her time spent in Yucatán, Mexico, with her husband, Augustus Le Plongeon. The work of both Le Plongeons was dismissed and even ridiculed by most scholars during her lifetime, and after Alice Dixon Le Plongeon's death she was almost completely forgotten except as the loyal wife of the opinionated Dr Le Plongeon. Bibliographic Citation link.
21 December 1851 Alice Dixon (later Le Plongeon) was born at 83 Stanhope Street in the Regent's Park district of London, the second of nine children. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 July 1873 ADLP began a diary of her travels to and in Yucatán, which incorporated field notes and correspondence. The last entry is dated 22 September 1876. Bibliographic Citation link.
1886 ADLP published her first book, Here and There in Yucatan, a compilation of eighteen of her articles about Yucatán. Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1902 ADLP published the first of her two epic poems, Queen Móo's Talisman: The Fall of the Maya Empire. Bibliographic Citation link.
April 1909 A few months after Augustus's death, ADLP published the first part of another epic poem, A Dream of Atlantis. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 June 1910 ADLP died of breast cancer at Woman's Hospital in New York City, only eighteen months after her husband's death. Bibliographic Citation link.
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