The pictures and letters were part of my grandmother's effects and they completed my mother's cherished collected memories of her father.

Richard Hesketh, grandson of Percival Richards, British administrator and photographer.

As a child, I remember being entranced by the few pictures we had, it was as if my "adventure stories for boys" had somehow come alive and he brought the fantasy of pioneering bravery into everyday reality. I still value his existence and think of him with a fondness somehow disproportionate to my relationship with him. — Richard Hesketh