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Isabella Bird, well-known Victorian 'lady traveller', is remembered primarily for her adventures in Canada, America, the Near East, and Asia. During her many travels she kept diaries and wrote letters to her sister Henrietta, and these formed the basis for her highly popular travel books. Bibliographic Citation link. She also wrote for periodicals on a wide range of matters: on religious issues, on social topics and contemporary politics, such as the land troubles in Ireland and Scotland.
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15 October 1831 IB was born at Boroughbridge Hall in Yorkshire, where her maternal grandmother lived. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 September 1873 IB dated the first of the letters to her sister Henrietta that later formed the basis for her best-known work, A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains, 1879. Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1879 IB's best-known work, A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains reached print, six years after she wrote the first of the letters that compose it. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 October 1904 IB died in Edinburgh. Bibliographic Citation link.
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