Edward Kimber

Edward Kimber (1719–1769) was an English novelist, journalist and compiler of reference works.


He was son of Isaac Kimber;[1] and in early life apprentice to a bookseller, John Noon of Cheapside.[2] He made a living by compilation and editorial work for booksellers.[1]

Kimber spent the years 1742 to 1744 in British North America, and drew on his travels in subsequent writing.[3] In 1745–6 he published a series of Itinerant Observations in America in The London Magazine, at that point edited by his father.[4]


Kimber wrote:[1]

He also wrote memoirs of his father, together with a poem to his memory, prefixed to Isaac Kimber's Sermons, 1756. With Richard Johnson he edited and continued Thomas Wooton's Baronetage of England, 3 vols., London, 1771.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). "Kimber, Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. 31. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. Charles N. Baldwin (1842). A Universal Biographical Dictionary. Grigg & Elliot. p. 268.
  3. Herrie, Jeffrey. "Kimber, Edward". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/15547. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. Kevin J. Hayes (6 February 2008). The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature. Oxford University Press. p. 527. ISBN 978-0-19-518727-4.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Edward Kimber (13 November 2008). The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Anderson. Broadview Press. pp. 35–6. ISBN 978-1-55111-703-4.
  6. Catherine E. Ingrassia; Jeffrey S. Ravel (30 March 2005). Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. JHU Press. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-8018-8192-3.
  7. Gary L. Ebersole (1995). Captured by Texts: Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity. University of Virginia Press. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-8139-1607-1.
  8. Eve Tavor Bannet (7 July 2011). Transatlantic Stories and the History of Reading, 1720-1810: Migrant Fictions. Cambridge University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-139-49761-9.
  9. George Boulukos (10 April 2008). The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture. Cambridge University Press. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-521-88571-3.
  10. Betty A. Schellenberg (10 June 2005). The Professionalization of Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-521-85060-5.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). "Kimber, Edward". Dictionary of National Biography. 31. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

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