Isabella McLean Couchman
Your web page shows a picture of a postcard of
St Giles Tower initialled IMC and suggests "It may be Isabella McLean
Cronyn (married name Couchman)."
Isabella Couchman, wife of Frances Dundas
Couchman, was born Daisy Isabella McMahon though by the time of her
marriage to Frances, she had switched to using the name Isabella McLean,
McLean being her mother's maiden name.
So the initials IMC would refer to Isabella
McLean Couchman. She privately printed a book of poetry under the name IMC
(Lady Couchman) in 1942.
She did indeed have connections in Edinburgh.
Some time after her father's death (1994)
she moved from Bedford to 25 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh.
She was there in 1899. She travelled
from Edinburgh to India in 1901 and was married to Frances out there in
1902. She revisited Edinburgh in 1904 after returning from India.
Her papers are to be found in the British
Library India Office in the Library's Asian & African Studies Print Room
at St Pancras in London.
Bob Hindley, Oldham, Lancashire, England January 1, 2013