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Isabella L. Bird Letters to Henrietta Bird, October 19-December 4, 1873

Identifier: M62

Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters from Isabella L. Bird, Colo. to her sister Henrietta in Scotland concern her Colorado experiences.


  • October 19-December 4, 1873

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Isabella L. Bird was a British traveler and author. Her visit to Colorado in 1873 became the subject of her book: A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains (London : J. Murray, 1879).


1 envelope (5 letters: 20 pages)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, John Murray, publishers, London, England,1954.

Existence and Location of Copies

Repository also has available in typed transcript.


Photocopies. Originals in the archives of publisher John Murray, London, England.

Finding Aid for the Isabella L. Bird Letters to Henrietta Bird, October 19-December 4, 1873
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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