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Mrs Lyth


missionary in Fiji


She was wife of the medical missionary Richard Burdsall Lyth (1810-1887). The incident when she and Mary (Fowler) Calvert successfully pleaded for the lives of 14 women who were to be killed and eaten is described in James Calvert, Fiji and the Fijians (1858, rpt Suva: Fiji Museum 2003) 290.