Amelia Edwards (1831-1892)
Minerva|January/February 2021
“I am essentially a worker, and a hard worker, and this I have been since my early girlhood.”
Simon Coppock

With exquisite modesty, Amelia Edwards wrote in 1891 in The Arena magazine: ‘I am essentially a worker and a hard worker, and this I have been since my early girlhood.’ ‘Hard worker’ she indubitably was – in 1882, she contributed more than 100 articles to just The Academy magazine, and in a single year wrote 4,000 archaeological fundraising letters – but with ‘essentially’ we must quibble. This major figure in Egyptian archaeology was also a novelist, journalist, artist, erstwhile musician, and dauntless travel writer.

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