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Clipped signature of the oceanic travel writer, below the closing of a manuscript letter.
Clipped signature: "Anna Brassey", 5¼x2½. Apparently clipped from a manuscript letter, below the sentiment "Yours sincerely" in a different hand. Ink caption (unknown hand): "Lady Brassey". Anna Brassey (1839-1887), the wife of English parliamentarian Sir Thomas (later Earl) Brassey, published the first of her widely read travel books, A Voyage on the Sunbeam: Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months, in 1878. Several subsequent books chronicled her travels through the world's oceans. Contracting malaria, she died and was buried at sea. Her collection of ethnographic and natural history materials is now housed in the Hastings Museum. Toned and worn. Signature light but legible. Edges frayed. Fold through center, Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: October 7, 1838
Died: September 14, 1887

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