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A writer of remarkable versatility, Edith J. Simcox was a prolific contributor to several major periodicals. She also published three monographic works (a series of thinly-disguised fictional vignettes, a lengthy essay on ethics, and a historical text) and penned her own fragmentary diary or autobiography. Her publishing career began during the 1870s and continued until her death in the early twentieth century.
21 August 1844 Edith Jemima Simcox was born; she was the only daughter in her family, and the youngest of three children. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 May 1876 EJS began writing what she calls her autobiography although its form is that of a secret diary, intending it as a record of her constancy to George Eliot. Bibliographic Citation link.
July 1899 EJS's last known writing appeared: an article entitled "The Native Australian Family" in the Nineteenth Century, which attempts to dispel fallacies and misinformations about Australians and their marital practices. Bibliographic Citation link.
29 January 1900 EJS dated the final entry in her diary or "Autobiography of a Shirtmaker".  Bibliographic Citation link.
15 September 1901 EJS died of pneumonia, pleuritis, and tachycardia exhaustion at 10 Lansdowne Road, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1 January 1998 EJS's autobiography was published for the first time, as A Monument to the Memory of George Eliot: Edith J. Simcox's Autobiography of a Shirtmaker, edited by Constance M. Fulmer and Margaret E. Barfield. Bibliographic Citation link.
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