Isabella Bird, explorer and author, died on 7 October 1904 | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


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

Miss Isabella Bird
Illustrated London News | 27 June 1891 Miss Isabella Bird

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 remarkable life and achievements.

Death of Isabella Bird
The Northampton Mercury |14 October 1904


Death of Isabella Bird
Gloucester Citizen | 12 October 1904









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