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The Death of Isabella Bird, Explorer and Writer – 7 October 1904

Isabella Lucy Bird, explorer, natural historian, writer and the first woman to be elected a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society in London, died in Edinburgh on 7 October 1904 – she was 71.

Included below are two, contemporary newspaper tributes that report on her life and achievements.

historical newspaper report about isabella bird

The Northampton Mercury – Friay 14 October 1904

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000317/19041014/057/0005

historical newspaper report about isabella bird

Gloucester Citizen – Wednesday 12 October 1904

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000325/19041012/005/0003

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