"Through The Heart of Patagonia"
Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard
Public DomainHesketh Hesketh-Prichard - Credit: Open Library

Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard was a friend of J.M.Barrie and Arthur Conan Doyle and sometimes wrote, with his mother, under the pseudonym H. Heron. She also frequently accompanied him on his travels and before he received the Patagonia commission they had ventured to the Carribean. Mrs Hesketh-Prichard remained in Jamaica whilst her son became one of the first white men to travel through Haiti, providing the first written account of voodoo. There is a full transcript of Through The Heart of Patagonia available online; a shorter account of his search for the Mylodon was published in the New York Times in December 1902.