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Antiquarians and local historians have for generations known Anne Lister as an early nineteenth-century diarist and have made use of her diary (which amounts to about four million extant words in twenty-four quarto volumes, a sixth of it in a secret cipher) as historical material, ignoring or concealing the coded, sexual (that is, lesbian) passages. She also left about 900 extant letters. Bibliographic Citation link.
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3 April 1791 AL was born at South Cave, near Hull in Yorkshire, one of six children. Bibliographic Citation link.
11 August 1840 AL made her final diary entry, one month and ten days before she died. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 September 1840 AL died in Kutaisi, West Georgia, near the Black Sea, of a fever carried by a local species of tick. Bibliographic Citation link.
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