Grossmann, Edith Searle (1863–1931)

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Grossmann, Edith Searle (1863–1931)

New Zealand teacher, novelist, journalist, and feminist. Name variations: Edith Howitt Searle. Born Edith Howitt Searle, Sept 8, 1863, in Victoria, Australia; died Feb 27, 1931, in St Heliers Bay, Auckland, New Zealand; dau. of George Smales Searle (newspaper editor) and Mary Ann Beeby; Canturbury College, BA, 1884, MA, 1885; m. Joseph Penfound Grossmann; children: 1 son.

Immigrated with family to New Zealand (1878); taught at Wellington Girls' High School (1885–90); a feminist, was involved in suffrage movement (1890s); wrote novels Angela, a Messenger (1890), In Revolt (1893), A Knight of the Holy Ghost (1907), and The Heart of the Bush (1910) and biography Life of Helen Macmillan Brown (1905); contributed to British and New Zealand newspapers and journals (1897–1918).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 2).

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