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Andrew J. May

his family had been in residence since the midsixteenth century. Among other collectibles, the ‘bachelor duke’ had developed an obsession with orchids after seeing the Psychopsis papilio at an exhibition in London in 1833. The flower motif of this butterfly orchid is carved into the trellis pattern of the golden picture frames in the Gold

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism
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Andrew J. May

grandmother Susannah Halford with a short account of life at the station: the long rides she enjoyed on a pony given to her by judge Skipwith in Sylhet; her older sister Susan taking a sketch of the bungalow; her Aunt Emily Brownlow making social calls on the Rabans; her younger sister collecting butterflies for Mrs Garstin. Emily also wrote with pride of her little nephew Thomas, who

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism