Abdy, Edward Strutt (1791–1846), writer on America, was the fifth and youngest son of Thomas Abdy Abdy, Esq., of Albyns, Essex, by Mary, daughter of James Hayes, of Holliport, a bencher of the Middle Temple. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he obtained a fellowship (B.A. 1813; M.A. 1817). His death occurred at Bath, 12 Oct. 1846, at the age of 56. His works are:
1. ‘Journal of a Residence and Tour in the United States of North America, from April 1833 to October 1834,’ 3 vols. Lond. 1835. 2. ‘The Water Cure. Cases of Disease cured by Cold Water (translated from the German), with remarks addressed to people of common sense.’ Lond. 1842, 8vo, being a translation of a pamphlet by Von Falkenstein.

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Gent. Mag. N.S. xxvi. 667; MS. Addit. 19209, f. 6.

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Original date of publication: 1885