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Mathews [née Strong], Eliza Kirkham (1772–1802), novelist and poet

Polly Stevens Fields

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/74208

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Mathews [née Strong], Eliza Kirkham (1772–1802), novelist and poet, was born in Exeter, one of at least four children born to George S. Strong (d. 1796), a physician, and his wife, Mary, about whom nothing is known. The sole survivor of her family and penniless by 1796, she first published, by subscription, ...

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