Eliza Lucas Pinckney

(c. 1722—1793) agricultural innovator in America

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(ca. 1722–ca. 1793), letter writer and agricultural pioneer. Eliza Lucas was born in Antigua, West Indies, and educated in England; she eventually settled near Charleston, South Carolina, where at twenty-two she married Charles Pinckney, a widowed lawyer more than twenty years her senior. Eliza was subsequently widowed at age thirty-five.


From The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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