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Seacole [née Grant], Mary Jane (1805-1881), nurse

Alan Palmer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Seacole [née Grant], Mary Jane (1805-1881), nurse, was born Mary Jane Grant in Kingston, Jamaica, one of at least two daughters and one son of a Scottish soldier and the mixed-race proprietress of a boarding-house for officers and their families. Much of Mary Grant's early life remains obscure; from her ...

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