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Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe was a diarist and letter-writer whose opportunities as an early traveller and reporter in Canada at the end of the eighteenth century have made her writing remembered.
By 22 September 1762 Elizabeth Postuma Gwillim (later EPS) was born at her maternal grandmother's house at All Saints' Aldwinkle or Aldwincle in Northamptonshire, to a father already dead and a mother who died following her birth. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
From late September 1791 EPS kept a five-year diary of her travels in Canada with her husband and two of her small children; this was in addition to her letters home. Bibliographic Citation link.
1814 EPS kept another extant diary, of a tour made in Wales. Another similar one survives, written in the year 1831. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 January 1850 EPS died at Wolford Lodge near Honiton in Devon, the house that she and her husband had built. Bibliographic Citation link.
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