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Mary Louisa Georgina Petrie (1861 – November 19, 1935), later Mrs. Ashley Carus-Wilson (Mary Carus-Wilson or Mrs. C. (Charles) Ashley Wilson), was an English author and speaker known for her work on biblical study and missionary work. Her father was Martin Petrie. She wrote a biography about her sister, Irene Petrie, a missionary to Kashmir. The Pitts Theology Library at Emory University has a collection of her papers.[1] Eleanora Carus-Wilson was her daughter. She was also published using the name Helen Macdowall in the Sunday at Home and lectured on women's suffrage. In England she established a correspondence program for the secular study of scripture.[2]

Petrie was born in Yorktown, Surrey, England, the eldest daughter of Colonel Martin Petrie and his wife Eleanora Grant Macdowall Petrie. She graduated from University College, London, with a B.A. in 1881.[1][3]

Petrie founded, edited, and was president of The College by Post, a program for secular biblical study via correspondence created in the late 19th century.[4]

She had articles published in various Christian and women's publications. She wrote nine books about missionaries and Bible study. She was also a speaker. [1]

Her book Clews to the Holy Writ, promoted studying the Bible in its historical order. She wrote Irene Petrie: Missionary to Kashmir of her sister who died doing missionary work in India.[1]

She married Charles Ashley Carus-Wilson, a professor in Montreal, Canada, in 1892, and they had three children. After her marriage, she published under the name C. Ashley Carus-Wilson except in The Sunday at Home where she went by Helen Macdowall, her mother's family name. Her children were named Louis, Martin, and Eleanora (Eleanora Carus-Wilson). She died November 19, 1935 leaving to her two surviving children the home in Kensington that she inherited from her father.[1]

Alfred Tucker corresponded with her September 20, 1903.[5] She planned to write a biography about him.[6]

She left her freehold to her daughter Eleanora.

She also wrote on the medical education of women.[7]

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