Bisland, Elizabeth (1863–1929)

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Bisland, Elizabeth (1863–1929)

American writer. Name variations: Bessie Bisland; Elisabeth Bisland Wetmore. Born in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, 1863; died 1929; grew up in Natchez; married a man named Wetmore.

An associate editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, published A Flying Trip around the World, an account of her 1889 trip performed in 76 days (1891); also wrote A Widower Indeed, with Rhoda Broughton (1892).

See also Jason Marks, Around the World in 72 Days: The Race between Pulitzer's Nellie Bly and Cosmopolitan's Elizabeth Bisland (Gemittarius Press).

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