From the Collection of Helen M. Fox
Helen, known as Ella, was born about 1865 and had houses in Saltwell (Newcastle upon Tyne) and Pendower Cornwall. Her family was landed gentry. Many of the items from this album were produced by family members, but others appear to be purchased from professional artists. Almost everything in the album is inscribed with the name of the donor of the item and it reads as a list of the area’s gentry circa 1880.