The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither by Isabella L. Bird

Sullivan, e-mail, from the 1892 G.P. Putnam’s Sons edition. THE GOLDEN CHERSONESE AND THE WAY THITHER BY ISABELLA L. BIRD (Mrs. Bishop) PREFACE In presenting to the public the last installment of my travels in the Far East, in 1879, I desire to offer, both to my readers and critics, my grateful acknowledgments for

The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Lucy Bird

Produced by Anne Soulard, Tiffany Vergon, Joshua Hutchinson and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. THE ENGLISHWOMAN IN AMERICA BY ISABELLA LUCY BIRD FOREWORD AND NOTES BY ANDREW HILL CLARK CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. Prefatory and explanatory–The voyage out–The sentimental–The actual –The oblivious–The medley–Practical joking–An unwelcome companion– American patriotism–The first view–The departure. CHAPTER II. An inhospitable reception–Halifax

Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird (Mrs Bishop)

AMONG THE TIBETANS CHAPTER I–THE START The Vale of Kashmir is too well known to require description. It is the ‘happy hunting-ground’ of the Anglo-Indian sportsman and tourist, the resort of artists and invalids, the home of pashm shawls and exquisitely embroidered fabrics, and the land of Lalla Rookh. Its inhabitants, chiefly Moslems, infamously governed

A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird

A LADY’S LIFE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS Isabella L. Bird Introduction by Ann Ronald University of Nevada, Reno To My Sister, to whom these letters were originally written, they are now affectionately dedicated. Contents Introduction, by Ann Ronald LETTER I Lake Tahoe–Morning in San Francisco–Dust–A Pacific mail-train–Digger Indians–Cape Horn–A mountain hotel–A pioneer–A Truckee livery stable–A