Isabella Bird Bishop
English Travelor and Author
1832 – 1904 A.D.
Isabella Bird Bishop, an English travelor [sic] and author. She began traveling in North America at an early age, adn later spent thirteen years in Asia, showing skill, courage and tact.
Married to John Bishop, M.D., in 1881, and widowed in 1886, she continued her travels, lectures and writing.
In 1892 she was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society as the first woman who joined the society. Her nine volumes of travel (many of which first appeared under her maiden name, Bird) show great ability.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.