The Baines Family Scrapbook 1860-1890
I have inherited a scrapbook made by EdwardBaines and his brothers and sisters starting in 1860. Edward was the son of Edward Talbot Baines who was, in turn, the son of Thomas Baines of the Liverpool Times. The book covers all of their school records, family weddings, the obituary of Sir Edward in 1890, family holidays in France and elsewhere, paintings, plays attended, weddings - including those to the Muspratt family etc. It's an incredible document. I wondered what happened to Edward - I think that he joined in West India Regiment as I have a record of a 'Captin' E Baines sailing to Sierra Leone from Liverpool in the 1890's. I presume that he served in WW1. His siblings, all contributors to the book, are Rosamund, Frederica, Sam, and Agnes. I inherited the book from my grandmother however I have no idea if or how our family's are connected.