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Bishop, Isabella Lucy (nee Bird)

Born: 1831 AD
Died: 1904 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors


1831 - Born on the 15th of October in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. English traveler and writer, first woman member of the Royal Geographical Society.
1854 - She was given £100 by her father and went to visit relatives in America.

1856 - Her first book 'The Englishwoman in America' was published when she was twenty-five years of age.

1857 - Went to Canada and then toured Scotland.      

1872 - Traveled to Australia.

1875 - Wrote her second book "The Hawaiian Archipelago".

1880 - She wrote "Unbeaten Tracks in Japan".

1883 - Wrote "The Golden Chersonese and the way thither".

1889 - Isabella visited missions in India, crossed Tibet and then traveled in Turkey, Persia and Kurdistan.

1890 - She joined a group of British soldiers traveling between Baghdad and Tehran.

1891 - Authored the book "Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan".

1892 - Became the first woman inducted into the Royal Geographical Society.

1894 - Wrote "Among the Tibetans".

1897 - She traveled in Yangtze and Han rivers in China and in Korea.

         - Wrote "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains".

1898 - She wrote "Korea and her Neighbours".

1899 - Wrote "The Yangtze Valley and Beyond".

1900 - Wrote "Chinese Pictures".

1901 - She wrote, "Notes on Morocco".

         - She made her last great journey, when she traveled over 1,600 km/1,000 mi in Morocco.

1904 - She died in Edinburgh on 7th of October few days before her seventy-third birthday.


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