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Catharine Colace Ross, who flourished in Scotland during the late seventeenth century, is known as a spiritual autobiographer; in fact the contents of her Memoirs show that throughout her lifetime she used writing as a tool for private and public analysis.
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The date of CCR's birth (probably at Edinburgh in the earlier seventeenth century, into a family of several children) is not known. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography suggests about 1635, though this year would make her barely fifteen at her marriage. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 July 1697 CCR died at Edinburgh. Bibliographic Citation link.
1735 CCR's autobiography, Memoirs, or Spiritual Exercises, was posthumously published nearly forty years after her death, at Edinburgh. Bibliographic Citation link.
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