ASSOCIATION COPY. The front free endpaper is signed "M[ary] T. A. Bannerman Nov. 1899." Mary, who lived in Strathearn Place, Edinburgh, was Helen's sister-in-law. Helen's children, for whom Little Black Sambo was written, were sent home from India to Edinburgh where Mary looked after them in their mother's absence. For further background information see Elizabeth Hay's biography of Helen Bannerman, Sambo Sahib (Edinburgh, 1981).