Lucie Duff Gordon
's Letters from the Cape were included in Francis Galton
's anthology Vacation Tourists and Notes of Travel in 1862-3; her mother, Sarah Austin
, again provided a brief introduction.
Duff Gordon, Lucie, and Sarah Austin. Letters from the Cape. Macmillan, 1864, pp. 119-22.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1917 (1864): 104
Family and Intimate relationships
Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
Her nephew the scientist and eugenicist Sir Francis Galton
, who was born in 1822, believed firmly that his aunt was a trouble-maker.
The Stopes family had a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Norman Maccoll
, then the editor of the Athenæum, was a frequent lunch guest. Other guests included the noted Shakespearean scholar Frederick James Furnivall
Here the first-person male narrator, a tiny dwarf-like man named Phineas Gilbert Nanson, on impulse abandons his work towards a PhD in English (Byatt skewers a gallery of predictably eccentric and pretentious academics), rejecting poststructural...