(b Calcutta, 11 June 1815; d Dikoya Valley,
Ceylon [now Sri Lanka], 26 Jan 1879). English photographer
and writer. Her father was an official in the East India
Company. She therefore spent a number of years in Calcutta,
but she was educated by her maternal grandmother in France
and in England. In 1838 she married Charles Hay Cameron, a
distinguished jurist. She brought up six children, who were
born between 1839 and 1852. In 1848 the Cameron family
settled permanently in England, living first in London and
from 1860 at Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Cameron was a
frequent visitor to the literary and artistic salon
conducted by her sister, Sara Prinsep, at Little Holland
House, Kensington, London. In 1847 she published a
translation of Gottfried August Bürger’s Leonora; she
also wrote poetry, and apparently began a novel.
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