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Mary Seacole entry: Overview screen.
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Mary Seacole's single publication, the travel narrative Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, 1857, presents a complex self-portrait of a mixed-race itinerant female colonial subject, as well as a rare female account of the Crimean War.
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1805 MS was born Mary Grant, in Kingston, Jamaica, one of two children. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 25 July 1857 MS published her autobiographical travel narrative, Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, including an account of her efforts in the Crimean War. Bibliographic Citation link.
14 May 1881 MS died "in prosperous circumstances." She had suffered an 'apoplexy' two weeks before this, and spent three days in a coma. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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