We have some photographs of some of the postcards Dr Ross sent during her travels.  What you will see on this page is only a selection of the postcards – more can be viewed in the album at the bottom of the page.

Postcard from Waterloo, to Mary, 1898

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

Postcard from Waterloo, to Mary, 1898:
Lovely passage – We only arrived at Antwerp this morning (Monday) and I can’t start for Strasburg till late to-night.

Write me a p.c., love to all.
Gravenhage, PC to Mary

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

Gravenhage, PC to Mary –
“This is the entrance to a wood in which the Peace Conference was held. Thank you very much for your present”

PC of ruins, to Mary, 7/3/1908

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

PC of ruins, to Mary, 7/3/1908.
“Just received your p.c. to-day. Hope you will get something in Glasgow. ‘Serpent’ much admired here, but lining has fallen to pieces. Fearfully cold. Think this is the North Pole, not East.”

P.C. of Berlin, to Mary

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

P.C. of Berlin, to Mary.
“Lutzow Strasse 31 (c/o Cohn). Thank you very much for letter. Write soon and let me know how you are getting on. Have you a collection of p.c.”

P.C. of Kurfurstendamm, to Mary, 1897

Attribution: Mrs Edith Ross of Tain

P.C. of Kurfurstendamm, to Mary, 1897 –
“Lutzow Strasse 31, Berlin. Thanks for your letter. I may see you next month as I am probably coming to this iland (sic). Write soon again. If you ….. can put on stamp!!”

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Tain Dr E M Ross

Elizabeth Ness MacBean Ross was born in Tain in 1878. She studied medicine at Glasgow University graduating in 1901. For several years she was the local doctor on Colonsay and Oronsay and in 1907 left to go to Iran. She worked among the Bakhtiari tribesmen in the Zagros Mountains with long periods out of contact with fellow Europeans. The photo on the right shows her in Bakhtiari dress. She described her adventures there in A Lady Doctor in Bakhtiari Land. She worked her way home from Iran as a ship's doctor, studied tropical medicine in London, went to Japan on the Glenlogan as the first female doctor on a liner and died of typhus in 1915 while working as a military doctor in Serbia. She was buried at Kragujevatz, where her dedication and courage are still greatly honoured. We are grateful to Mrs Edith Ross of Tain for permission to use the original material in this presentation
Elizabeth Ross - Graduation photograph