The Brassey Family, from L - R:
Mabelle, Thomas (Navigator), Tom jnr, Muriel, Marie and Annie (Writer and Photographer).
In 1876 the Brassey Family sailed around the world in their yacht The Sunbeam which was named after the nickname for their daughter Constance, who died of scarlet fever when she was 4.
This illustration was inspired by this description: "We were forty-three on board, all told...we had with us, besides, two dogs, three birds, and a charming Persian kitten belonging to the baby. The kitten soon disappeared, and it was feared she must have gone overboard down the hawse pipe. There was a faint hope, however, that she might have been packed away with the new sails, which had been stored away in a great hurry the day before. Unhappily she was never found again, and the children were inconsolable until they discovered at Torquay, a replacement for 'Lily'".
My Granny gave me this book which is around 100 years old - the background texture to this illustration is a scan of one of the pages. It's been a fun one!
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