Arabella Buckley

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Arabella Burton Buckley (1840–1929) was a writer and science educator.[1]


She was born in Brighton, England.[2] At 24 she went to work as secretary to Charles Lyell, and worked for him until his death in 1875. Charles Darwin wrote to her to commiserate with her on Lyell's death. Then she began lecturing and writing on science.

She married at the age of 44, but continued publishing under her maiden name. One of the later editions of Eyes and No Eyes gives her married name (Mrs Fisher). She also edited two other publications, Mary Somerville's Connexion of the Physical Sciences (1877) and Heinrich Leutemann's Animals from Life (1887). Her brother was Henry Buckley, 1st Baron Wrenbury. Her books were translated into Japanese and Polish in her own lifetime.


External links and references[edit]

  1. ^ "FISHER, Mrs. Arabella B.". Who's Who, 59: p. 599. 1907. 
  2. ^ "Arabella B. Buckley: Popularizer of science and writer". Oxford Index. Retrieved 22 March 2014.