This collection consists of 70 folio volumes containing
approximately 5,616 photographs collected by English writer and traveler Lady Annie
Brassey (1839-1887) during her oceanic voyages around the world. The photographs,
chiefly taken by professional photographers, cover the period between the 1860s to
the late 1880s and reflect Lady Brassey's interests in architectural views and
British fortifications throughout the British Empire, indigenous peoples and living
conditions, and exotic plants and animals. The collection also includes an album
containing photographs of seascapes by Colonel Stuart Wortley (1832-1890) taken in
the 1860s and 1870s.
Lady Annie Brassey (1839-1887) was an English writer, traveler, and amateur photographer who
documented the extensive cruises she made with her family aboard their private yachts in published memoirs and photographs.
approximately 5,616 photographs in 70 volumes
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