LORIMER, Emily

LORIMER, Emily (née Overend). Dublin 1881 — Hatfield, Hertfordshire ?.6.1949. British (Anglo-Irish) Journalist, wife of —> D. L. R. Lorimer, participated in his travels and studies. Daughter of judge Thomas George Overend and Hannah Kingsbury. Studied modern languages at Trinity College, Dublin. She was a Germanist (1907-10 Tutor at Somerville College, Oxford, now also learned Sanskrit), but after their marriage in 1910 became interested and involved in her husband’s studies. When they were living in Kerman in 1912-14 she collected material of the local Persian dialect. O.B.E. 1917. She published a much condensed translation of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, but only in order to show the dangers of Nazism, which she also criticized in many articles.

Publications: Transl. with D. L. R. Lorimer: Persian Tales. 10+354 p. L. 1919.

Language Hunting in the Karakoram. 310 p. 24 pl. L. 1939.

– Translations from German; What Hitler Wants. 188 p. Harmondsworth 1939.

Sources: Wikipedia; see further under D. L. R. Lorimer.

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