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Emma Roberts, a professional writer of the earlier nineteenth century, launched her career with history and contributions to periodicals. Travelling to India provided her with the unusual opportunity to become a specialist on that country. During her years in London between her two visits to India she produced "History, biography, poetry, tales, local descriptions, foreign correspondence, didactic essays, even the culinary art,"  Bibliographic Citation link. in addition to editing and introducing works by others. Through most of her output, India was her primary subject.
27 March 1791 ER was born in London, the younger of two sisters. She also had an elder brother. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By September 1827 ER published her first book, Memoirs of the Rival Houses of York and Lancaster, Historical and Biographical. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 September 1840 ER died at Poona in India, where she had arrived just the day before. Bibliographic Citation link.
1841 ER's Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay was posthumously published in book form, with an anonymous memoir of her. Bibliographic Citation link.
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