Lilias Trotter: Missionary, Artist
Five Lilias Trotter journals (and a total of 524 pages) were discovered in England recently by private collectors Brian and Sally Oxley. They were brought to The Center for conservation, digital archiving, and reproduction. Some of the journals were sketch books, i.e.: of daily life in Venice, others were written accounts of her experience in Algeria alongside pencil and watercolor sketches of daily life there, as well as photographs. Laura Berenger, Conservator of Rare Books, and Robin Hann, Photographer and Archivist, joined forces for this project.