In 1843, missionary Richard Taylor made this sketch of the column he erected to commemorate the death of his son Arthur in a horse-riding accident in 1840. It is the forerunner of the modern roadside cross, used to mark the site of fatal road accidents.
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Sepia and ink wash by Richard Taylor
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