Does anyone recognize these people?
Captain Manson probably lived near Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, England. He was in the shipping business and often stayed with Robert Bartley when he was in the United States. Robert, a resident of New York City (Manhattan), was a shipping clerk, at various times affiliated with the Wilson line, Wigton and Sons, and Charles L. Wright and Sons.
The photos of Captain Manson's wife and children were taken in August 1885.
The photographer was R. T. Watson, Anlaby Road, Hull, by appointment
contractor to Her Majesty's Government, and photographer of Their Royal
Highnesses, the Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh.