Gallery Front page of Thomas Machell’s diary Thomas Machell, self portrait Boat drawn by Thomas A dhow drawn by Jenny Thomas’ diary of his journey by sea to India Gift of a Persian Rug in Thomas’s diaries Moana Vong, a Marquesan crewman with warrior tattoos, from Fatu Hiva. Thomas’ 1848 sketch of the dhow he sailed on. Illuminated letter ‘P’ painted by Thomas. Jenny’s sketch of a Chinese building The only known photograph of Thomas Machell Jenny Balfour Paul The late Susan Bosence, dyeing indigo in Devon in the early 1980s. Finella in Narsinghpur’s derelict cemetery, seeking Thomas’ grave. Authors’ lunch in the home of hostess Judy Green, in Galle Fort.