Anna Brassey

Standard Name: Brassey, Anna
Birth Name: Anna Allnutt
Titled: Lady Anna Allnutt
Married Name: Lady Anna Brassey
Nickname: Lady Annie Brassey
Used Form: Lady Brassey
Used Form: Mrs Brassey
Anna Brassey 's writing arose out of her husband's professional travels, and began as private letters to her father covering intimate details of her family life at sea. On publication it made her a celebrated travel writer during the later nineteenth century. Besides shorter separate works she produced half a dozen substantial books, many of which went through a series of editions, and was also a contributor to several periodicals. Her observations reflect rather narrowly the prejudices of her race, class, and nation, and provide insight into Victorian Britain's empire and imperial attitudes, in addition to giving a domestic perspective on ocean-going travel in this period.
Black and white photograph of Anna Brassey, shown from the side. She is wearing a dress with a large bustle and ruffles at the edge of the sleeves, and she has a ruffled scarf around her neck. Her hair is pinned at the back of her head.
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Friends, Associates Mary Anne Barker
MAB became a friend to the young Rider Haggard , and worked to promote his early writing. She mentions with respect many of the distinguished military and civil servants of the Crown whom she got...
Textual Production Mary Anne Barker
MAB was very largely responsible for the production (from sometimes fragmentary notes) of the final, posthumous travel book by her friend Anna Brassey , which appeared as The Last Voyage in 1889, with the editor's...
Wealth and Poverty Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
By the time JFLW moved to Oakley Street, her finances were greatly reduced. A day after arriving at the new house, she asked to borrow a sovereign from Constance . Proper household management became difficult...


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