Edward Kimber (1719–1769) was an English novelist, journalist and compiler of reference works.
Kimber spent the years 1742 to 1744 in British North America, and drew on his travels in subsequent writing. In 1745–6 he published a series of Itinerant Observations in America in The London Magazine, at that point edited by his father.
- A Relation, or Journal, of a Late Expedition to the Gates of St. Augustine, on Florida (1744). Kimber had served in the militia of James Oglethorpe, and participated in a raid in 1743 that was a sequel to the 1740 siege of St. Augustine, Florida.
- The Life and Adventures of Joe Thompson, a Narrative founded on fact, written by himself [anon.], 2 vols., London, 1750; other editions, 1751, 1775, 1783. A French translation appeared in 1762. A "ramble novel", it sold well at the time, and was then condemned to neglect.
- The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Anderson (1754). A sentimental novel, it was based on a real-life narrative Kimber had heard in Georgia. Kimber denounced slavery, but is now found to be equivocal on the related issue, in the American context, of white supremacy.
- The Life and Adventures of James Ramble (1754)
- The Juvenile Adventures of David Ranger (1756)
- The Life, Extraordinary Adventures, Voyages, and Surprizing Escapes of Capt. Neville Frowde, of Cork (1758)
- The Happy Orphans (1759), translation from the French. The French original of 1754 was itself imitated from the Fortunate Foundlings of Eliza Haywood.
- Maria: The Genuine Memoirs of an Admired Lady of Rank and Fortune (1764)
- The Generous Briton: or, the Authentic Memoirs of William Goldsmith (1765)
- The Peerage of England, London, 1766; 2nd edit. 1769.
- The Peerage of Scotland, London, 1767.
- The Peerage of Ireland, London, 1768.
- The Extinct Peerage of England, London, 1769.
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.
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). . Dictionary of National Biography. 31. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Charles N. Baldwin (1842). A Universal Biographical Dictionary. Grigg & Elliot. p. 268.
- 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.)
- Kevin J. Hayes (6 February 2008). The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature. Oxford University Press. p. 527. ISBN 978-0-19-518727-4.
- 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.
- Catherine E. Ingrassia; Jeffrey S. Ravel (30 March 2005). Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. JHU Press. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-8018-8192-3.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.