Eve Blantyre Simpson

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Eve Blantyre Simpson
Born (1855-12-15)15 December 1855
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Died 23 January 1920(1920-01-23) (aged 64)
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Occupation Writer, historian, biographer
Nationality Scottish
Genre Non-fiction, biography, folk-lore

Eve Blantyre Simpson (1855–1920) was the daughter of Professor James Young Simpson, who popularised the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic. She wrote biographies of her father and of Robert Louis Stevenson. She also wrote a notable book on folk-lore in Scotland which refers to the early traditions such as Beltane. She was born on 15 December 1855 in Edinburgh and her mother was Jessie Grindlay. (She was christened 'Eve' and not 'Evelyn'.) She remained unmarried and died of liver cancer on 23 January 1920 at Edinburgh.

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  1. ^ T N Foulis: The History and Bibliography of an Edinburgh Publishing House by Ian Elfick and Paul Harris, published by Werner Shaw, London.