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Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

AuthorLady Mary (Leonora Woulfe) Sheil
Title of item
Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia
Subtitle of item
With Notes on Russia, Koords, Toorkomans, Nestorians, Khiva, and Persia
Publisher of this ed.
London: John Murray
Date of this edition 1856
Permission public domain
Posted 2001-09-06 by Jonah Winters
Proofread 2010-07-09 by Jonah Winters
Formatted 2004-11-20 by Mary Mark Ockerbloom
Classified in Books and Pilgrims' notes
Abstract Considered first travel book on Persia by a woman. Of particular interest to Bahá'ís are her accounts on Babism (Babeeism) and the Bab.
Notes For Bahá'i references, see pages 175-81, 272-82. Her views are colored by rumors and misunderstandings of the time, but she believes the Faith will grow.

Mirrored with permission from, proofread and reformatted in 2010. Also available as a PDF image scan [18MB].

Tags Mentions; Persian culture; Travelogues
Locations Iran (documents)
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