This section details the life of Julius Lucius Brenchley, the prominent 19th Century explorer from Maidstone, Kent.
“Thus, though travelling for his own instruction and amusement, he spared neither cost nor trouble in procuring what he thought would contribute to the instruction and gratification of others.”
“Though [Brenchley] left a large amount of notes made during his journeys, he was more interested in collecting material objects, illustrative and commemorative of his varied travels, than devoting himself to literary descriptions of them.”
In Preface, Jottings during the Cruise of H.M.S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865 (Anon., 1873: xvi)