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Kent, Elizabethlocked

(1790–1861)
  • Ann B. Shteir

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Kent, Elizabeth (1790–1861), botanist and writer, was born in Brighton on 13 March 1790, a younger daughter of Ann Kent, court milliner. Nothing is known about her father; when Bessy (as she was known at home) was thirteen her widowed mother married Rowland Hunter...

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