Is this the Mary Simpson pictured in Victorian Children who could have been an inspiration for Peter Pan's Wendy?

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There's a Mary Simpson pictured in the book Victorian Children by Graham Ovenden and Robert Melville published in 1972 in London by Academy Editions. She was 10 or 11 when her photo was taken in 1871, and apparently was born in 1860.  She was also known as Minnie Rae and according to a note on the back of her photo supposedly identified herself as "Mrs. Berry."  However, it appears she knew James Barrie, also born in 1860, who would later write Peter Pan and Wendy. She may have called herself "Mrs. Berrie," and been an inspiration for the character of Wendy.

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While It would be wonderful if it were the same person , i fear that this is not a match my mother Mary Simpson (Chandler) was born in 1923. Good luck with your search!
answered by Michele Chandler G2G Crew (750 points)

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