2 August 1878
Amy Roberta ('Berta') Ruck, the eldest of eight children, was born at Murree
BR's first story, about the life of an art student in Paris
, was entitled "Miss Grant's Preliminary Sketch"; it appeared in The Idler
(following some of her illustrations there).
BR published Ancestral Voices
, last in her series of autobiographical novels set in Wales
, and the last publication of her long writing career.