Elizabeth Grant

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EG (both under that name and her later one of Elizabeth Smith) was a talented autobiographer, an essayist, and a diarist. Selections from her memoirs and journals were edited and published subsequent to her death and provide vivid pictures of social and political life in Scotland, England, India, Ireland (including the Great Famine), and France during the nineteenth century.

Milestones

7 May 1797
EG was born at 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
Grant, Elizabeth. Memoirs of a Highland Lady. Tod, AndrewEditor , Canongate, 1988.
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8 May 1845
Towards the end of her two-year stay in France with her family, Elizabeth Smith (formerly EG ) began writing the recollections of her life, which were later published as the popular Memoirs of a Highland Lady.
Grant, Elizabeth. Memoirs of a Highland Lady. Tod, AndrewEditor , Canongate, 1988.
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16 November 1885
Elizabeth Smith (formerly EG ) died at the age of eighty-nine.
Grant, Elizabeth. “Preface”. Memoirs of a Highland Lady, edited by Angus Davidson, J. Murray, 1950, p. v - vi.
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February 1898
The first public edition of EG 's Memoirs of a Highland Lady appeared, edited and abridged by her niece, Jane Maria Strachey .
Grant, Elizabeth. “Introduction”. Memoirs of a Highland Lady, edited by Andrew Tod, Canongate, 1988.
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Biography

Birth and Family

7 May 1797
EG was born at 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
Grant, Elizabeth. Memoirs of a Highland Lady. Tod, AndrewEditor , Canongate, 1988.
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