The Thomson family
Author Henry Maxwell
Thomson (1870-89) 15 at the beginning of this journal, he would die of consumption
within three years. Signs of the onset
of this illness are evident in the journal. Lives in London, and has
just finished at Merchant Taylors' School. He wants to be an artist, but is
being pressured by family to join the Navy .
Lives in London, and has just finished at Merchant Taylors' School. He wants to be an artist, but is being pressured by family to join the Navy
Francis Thomson, for many years before his death, the chaplain of Dinard in
is in poor health
throughout much of this year. (more
information to come)
(more information to come)
Tony Captain Anthony Standidge Thomson (1851-1925). Now 35, he is away during much of this year captaining a vessel laying telegraph cable on the ocean floor.
Frank Francis Byerley Thomson
(1853-88). 33 years of age, he is
Eustace Norris Thomson (1857-60) long dead, so unmentioned.
Grace Grace Katherine Thomson (1860-1908) 26 years old, she sends a present (?)
Gerard Gerard Morin Thomson (1862-) later marries Beatrice Shaw (children)
Ernest Lieutenant Ernest Malcolm Thomson. He is home on leave from his ship at the beginning of the journal, but rejoins his ship.
Arthur Arthur Victor Thomson (1868-1909)
close to the author in age, he worked with him on the Wee-Bits journal of sketches, and went to the same school
Merchant Taylors. Died
of typhoid in