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Author: Lee, Sarah

Spouse/other names:Wallis, Sarah (maiden name) | Bowdich, Sarah | Lee, Mrs. Robert
Year of birth:1791
Year of death:1856
About her personal situation:Origin • Place of birth : Colchester • Place(s) of residence: England, Paris, (travels in )Africa • Place of death: Erith (London) National identity • Nationality : British • First language(s) : English Marital status : - Married 1813 to Thomas Edward Bowdich, the naturalist. - Widowed - Remarried 1826 to Robert Lee Number of children : 3 Name(s) of children: Gender of children : Social class : - Upper class - Middle class Education: - Not yet checked Religion : - Not yet checked

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About her professional situation:Standardizingabrfeb14 Authorial attribution: - Married name - A neutral name Profession(s) and other activities : - Biographer - Fiction writer/novelist - Scholar - Travel writer - Traveller - Writer for children Language(s) in which she wrote : - English Collaboration/connections with male authors/publishers and similar : - Cuvier, Georges, naturalist Financial aspects of her career: - Living by her pen - Other income - Stipend/allowance/pension Memberships: - Not yet checked
Elements of bibliography:Cf. Orr, Mary, "Pursuing Proper Protocol: Sarah Bowdich's Purview of the Sciences of Exploration", in Victorian Studies - Vol. 49, Number 2, Winter 2007, pp. 277-285 Abstract : Attempting to correct, in small part, the invisibility of women participating in nineteenth-century science, this article brings to attention the work of the scientist, artist, and writer Mrs. Sarah Bowdich. Bowdich employed the vehicle of biography to overcome the obstacles that discouraged women from entering scientific disciplines, publishing her biography of the French scientist Georges Cuvier and her report of T. Edward Bowdich's explorations in the Gambia to international acclaim. Through these publications, Bowdich succeeded in disseminating her own scientific contributions in field-based research, gaining respect in both English and French scientific communities.
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Editors: Suzan van Dijk (update on 12 December 2009)
Astrid Kulsdom (update on 23 December 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 14 March 2012)
Tanja Badalic (update on 12 July 2012)
Anne Birgitte Ronning (update on 26 February 2014)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Biography of Cuvier ()
E 2 Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo (1825)
E 3 The African wanderer ()

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