Lady Florence Dixie
English Explorer and Writer
1857 – 1905 A.D.
Lady Florence Dixie, an English explorer and writer, daughter of the Marquis of Queensberry, and married to Sir Alexander Dixie in 1875.
She explored Patagonia 1878 – 1879, was war correspondent for the London Morning Post in the Boer war 1880 – 1881, and was instrumental in securing the liberty of Cetawayo, King of Zululand. In later years she was a champion of women’s rights.
Her books include: Across Patagonia, A Defense of Zulu-land and its King, The Child Hunters of Patagonia, etc.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.