Full record for earthwoman n.

Definition a woman living on or from this planet
OED requirements antedating 1934
Earliest cite Frank K. Kelly, 'Famine on Mars'
Comment The earliest cite in the OED was from a 1955 reprint of John Wyndham's "Dumb Martian". Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1952 original magazine appearance.

Mike Christie submitted a 1938 cite from Arthur K. Barnes' "Satellite Five".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1934 cite from Frank K. Kelly's "Famine on Mars"
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a Project Gutenberg etext of "Brigands of the Moon", by Ray Cummings. We would like to verify this in the original publication (Astounding Stories of Super-science, March 1930)

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Citations for earthwoman n.

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1934 F. K. Freas Famine on Mars in Astounding Stories Sept. 77/2 One was what had been born in me, what had been inextricably entangled in the structure of the germ cell from which I had been created; the other remembered all the long years on Earth when I, in common with every other Earthman and Earthwoman, had been flexed and shaped by the insistent pounding of the Combine; my brain had been conditioned to believe what it was desired that I should believe, and nothing beyond that.
1938 A. K. Barnes Satellite Five in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 16/1 For this was Gerry Carlyle, most famous Earth-woman in the System, admired and beloved by millions for her exploits along the spaceways.
1952 ‘J. Wyndham’ in Galaxy Sci. Fiction July 62/2 The geologist greeted Lellie [sc. a Martian] just as if she were an Earthwoman.
1958 R. Cummings Brigands of Moon 32 An Earth woman and child and a small Venus man were in sight, but not within earshot.
1994 D. Spencer Passing Fancy i. 19 Saying her children were with them was like an Earthwoman saying her children were with Jesus.