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CodeNA9698
Dates1832-1904
Person NameBishop; Mrs; Isabella (1832-1904); traveller
SurnameBishop
ForenamesIsabella
PreTitleMrs
Epithettraveller
ActivityIsabella Bishop was born Isabella Bird in 1832. She suffered from a spinal complaint which benefitted from travelling, and she journeyed to America, Canada, Australia, Japan and Asia, writing about her experiences. She married Dr. John Bishop in 1880, but he died in 1886, and she began to travel again. In 1892 she was made the first lady Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She died in Edinburgh in 1904.
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