Remember the Ladies: Isabella Bird Bishop

Isabella Lucy (Bird) Bishop, 1831-1904, English traveler and writer. I have her book, A Lady’s life in the Rocky Mountains, sitting on my bookshelf. Bishop was a traveler. At 25, she made her first voyage, in 1856. Sickly, and listless, she traveled to the United States, recovered her health somewhat, and wrote about her experiences in The Englishwoman in America. For the remainder of her life, she traveled and wrote about her travels, and got famous for that. While traveling she felt strong, while at home, she felt ill. She traveled to India, Afghanistan and Persia, Canada, Japan, Korea and China. At 68 she made a 1,000 mile trip on horseback through Morocco. That’s my kind of gal!
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