Isabelle Wright was born in Dumfries in 1812. She married George John Craig Duncan who was the minister of Kirkpatrick Durham. They moved to London and after bearing nine children she took to writing. She wrote a book, Pre-Adamite man : or, the story of our old planet & its inhabitants, told by Scripture & science , about the creation which combined scientific theories with the stories from Genesis in the bible. Her Pre-Adamite theory postulated a race of people before Adam which also explained where angels came from. The book was published just after Darwin published On the Origin of Species and after the evidence that mammoths and humans lived at the same time. At that time the bible gave evidence that the earth was thousands and not millions of years old. She explained the recent findings from geology but surmising that chapter one of Genesis described a race before Adam and the second chapter described the classical story of biblical creation.
I find this interest. She puts forward a sequential reading of Genesis 1 and 2 in 1860, merely 2 years after Darwin’s Origin of the Species. I wonder how close her proposal is to the Genealogical Adam. What do you think @deuteroKJ and @jongarvey.
You can read the 3rd edition of your book here: http://www.iapsop.com/ssoc/1860__duncan___pre-adamite_man.pdf