CUMMING (Lady Constance Frederica Gordon, 1837-1924, Traveller and Author

Autograph Letter Signed in full “Constance F. Gordon Cumming” to Mr McMurtrie giving her permission “by all means use Part II of Ningpo, and will you kindly, with the least possibly delay post Part I with my compliment to the Editor ‘The Quiver’, La Bell Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill... in an unofficial wrapper!...”, 1 side 8vo., Hatton Tower, Auckland Road, Upper Norwood, 18th June no year

Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming was a noted Scottish travel writer and painter. Born in a wealthy family, she travelled around the world and painted described scenes and life as she saw them. She was a friend and influencer of the travel writers and artists Marianne North and Isabella Bird.
In 1882 she published Gordon Ningpo and the Buddhist Temples in The Century Magazine

Item Date:  1919

Stock No:  42145      £75

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