Jemima Kindersley (nee Wicksteed) was born in Norwich, England in 1741. In 1764, after her marriage to Nathaniel Kindersley, the young couple embarked on a series of global travels. Destinations included Salvador, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope (in modern-day South Africa) and Calcutta, India. In 1777, almost a decade after her return to England, Kindersley published Letters from the Island of Teneriffe, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies. The book was one of the first travelogues to be penned by a woman. On this website, visitors can browse over 60 transcribed letters penned by Kindersley during her travels. These letters are tagged by a number of terms to aid in browsing, and are perhaps best explored via interactive map, where letters have been arranged by geographic location. Visitors can also browse especially memorable quotes by topic in the Find Quotes By Map section.
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