Elizabeth Bathurst

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EB , writing late in the seventeenth century, was one of the most popular women writers to be published by the Sowle Press , the best-known Quaker publishing house. Her three publications (dating from a period of struggle for the Quakers) were collected and re-issued after her early death to make up a fourth. They include theological analysis, religious exhortation, and feminist enumeration of women's words from the Bible.

Milestones

About 1655
EB was born in London, her parents' eldest child.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Bathurst, Elizabeth. Truth Vindicated. T. Sowle, 1691.
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Early October 1685
An Elizabeth Bathurst , perhaps the writer, died in London at this time. Every printed source gives the writer's death date as 1685, though on 6 June 1691 her father wrote that the wound of her loss was still fresh and bleeding.
“FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bathurst, Elizabeth. Truth Vindicated. T. Sowle, 1691.
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13 July 1691
Tace Sowle 's first project on taking over her father 's publishing firm was for Truth Vindicated by the Faithful Testimony and Writings of the Innocent Servant and Hand-Maid of the Lord, Elizabeth Bathurst , Deceased.
Bracken, James K., and Joel Silver, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 170. Gale Research, 1996.
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English Short Title Catalogue.

Biography

Birth and Influences

About 1655
EB was born in London, her parents' eldest child.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Bathurst, Elizabeth. Truth Vindicated. T. Sowle, 1691.
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