2 Female Biographers ‘Find’ 2 Female Historianstags: NYT, biography
Nineteenth-century female historians with minimal formal education but ambition and numerous servants documented world events in ways that are still admired and quoted.
Two new biographies cover female antiquarians who invented themselves and became famous but maddeningly did not preserve their own archives.
Sarah Losh, a historian and self-taught architect in a northern English village, traveled around Europe taking notes about streetscapes and rituals. She designed clusters of school and religious buildings near her home in Wreay, partly based on ancient and medieval ruins that she visited. She destroyed much of her writings, but her brilliance was recorded in the remembrances of friends and relatives....
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