|"To Nelly with Mr. Leaman Harrison's [W. Seaman Thomson's] best love," 1868-69|
Here I am with another handwriting mystery for you. This carte de visite was taken at Asplet & Green on Jersey and dates from the same period as the previous photograph in my last post, The Hardy-Spooner Album: To Betsy Baker with Compliments, 1868-69.
I think it's addressed, "To Nelly with Mr. Leaman Harrison's best love," [W. Seaman Thomson] but I have my doubts about the surname. And possibly the first name. I am fairly confident about "Nelly." What do you see there?
So now we have two carte de visites from Asplet & Green, photographed around the same time, address to two different women (presumably), one named Betsy Baker and the other, Nelly. One is signed from Mrs. M---- and the other from this fellow. What, if anything, is the connection?