Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Emily Katharine Bates

Biography: Emily Katharine Bates was born in 1846 in Dover, the youngest child of Rev. John Ellison Bates (1809–1856), the incumbent of Christ Church, Dover, and Ellen-Susan Carleton of Dublin. If her books are any indication, Bates travelled widely: her first novel Egyptian Bonds (1879) depicts a group of English travelers on a Nile voyage and her travel book A Year in the Great Republic (1887) recounts a tour of Canada and the United States. She wrote a few additional novels and a number of works on spiritualism, such as Seen and Unseen (1907). She was still living in 1920.

References: Burke; Times (29 September 1906)

Titles:

  1. Egyptian Bonds: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1879.
  2. George Vyvian: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1890.