Gosse, Emily

BORN 9 Nov 1806, London - DIED 9 Feb 1857, London: Islington
BIRTH NAME Bowes, Emily
CAUSE OF DEATH breast cancer
GRAVE LOCATION London: Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington (South Boundary Road, e/K10)

Emily Bowes worked as a governess before she married Philip Henry Gosse. She was 42 years old at the time of her marriage and in 1849 their only child was born, the future author Edmund Gosse.

In 1854 she illustrated her husband's work "The Aquarium: an unveiling of the wonders of the deep sea" and her illustrations where contributed significantly to the success of this book. She wrote Christian poetry and religious tracts herself.

She died in 1857 of breast cancer, aged 50. She was buried at Abney Park Cemetery in London where her grave was rediscovered in later years.


The grave of Emily Gosse at Abney Park Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2004)


Emily Bowes - Wikipedia

Gothein, Eberhard

Published: 29 Jun 2013
Last update: 25 Dec 2021