Alec Tweedie

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NameName PinyinName TypeLang.pref. Name
Alec TweedieEnglishpreferred Name

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real western name not identified
Ethel Brilliana Tweedie F.R.G.S. (1862–1940) was a prolific English author, travel writer, biographer, historian, editor, journalist, photographer and illustrator. She wrote as Mrs. Alec Tweedie, Mrs. Alec-Tweedie and as Ethel B. Harley.

Tweedie's extensive bibliography spans the years from 1889 to 1936. Though she may be best known as a travel writer today, her works also include a biography of her father (George Harley, F.R.S. The Life of a London Physician (1899)), some works that are essentially a layperson's studies in early 20th century ethnography (Cremation the World Around (1932) and America As I Saw It; Or, America Revisited (1913)), and a great number of short works published for the London popular press. After 1912 her works became more autobiographical.[1]

She was a photographer, a prolific painter and a watercolorist; her published works included her own sketches and paintings. Returning from a two-year journey in the Near East, she exhibited 300 watercolour sketches in 1921 at the Alpine Gallery in London,[1] and continued with other exhibitions and one-woman shows over following years.

Tweedie was an early and enthusiastic advocate of women's rights and women's suffrage. She felt strongly that families should provide early safeguards for both boy and girl children (an unusual sentiment for her times) for their education and upbringing.

She served on many charitable committees; she was a life governor of University College Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.

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Funü zazhi, Vol: 11, Iss: 5, page: 45 - Author
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Funü zazhi, Vol: 11, Iss: 6, page: 77 -
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