Verschoyle, for sure? (Object 35)

“Cape Horn”, signed W.D. Verschoyle

This pencil sketch was found within the pages of Hephzibah Watson’s 1922 South Africa journal. There is no mention of it, or of the artist, in the journal, and as Cape Horn is in the Americas there is probably no connection with that journey. A brief Googling of the artist’s signature, however,  reveals it to be the name of a scientist, inventor and author prominent at that time. I presume Verschoyle was known to the Watsons, and/or to their relatives the Frys. The connection, and how this loose leaf sketch came to be tucked inside that journal,  remains a mystery; perhaps the answer will be revealed further on in my trawl through the Watson family archives.

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About Hoarder of Babylon

A chartered librarian and curator of my family archives.
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