Bath’s Mexican connection

An interesting email from Jane Sparrow-Niang in which she reminds me that our city has an historial connection with the world-class Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico. A place l have recently visited. She writes:

“Wishing you a splendid time in Mexico! Thanks for your recent posts about your trip.

When you visit Chichen Itza you may recall that you’ll be following in the footsteps of Adela Breton (1849-1923), former resident of 15 Camden Crescent in Bath, who:

‘made beautiful and detailed paintings of the ancient temple murals in the Yucatán Peninsula, thus preserving an invaluable record for the future. She bequeathed her archaeological objects to the BRLSI collections and her artworks to Bristol Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, and to the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath’

See Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI) booklets:

‘The Remarkable Miss Breton: Artist, archaeologist, traveller’

‘Bath’s Extraordinary Women’

Both publications are available from the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Instution in Queen Square.”

Thank you Jane.

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