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Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries

Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries
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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108032001

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  • In 1861, Welsh explorer and British consul for the Sudan John Petherick (1813–82) departed for Central Africa on a mission for the Royal Geographical Society, with his wife Katherine (1827–77). First published in 1869, this two-volume account is based on notes and letters mostly written by Katherine, and describes their journey to Gondokoro, bringing boats and supplies for Captains Speke and Grant. Her descriptions provide valuable insights into African customs and traditions, particularly with regards to the condition of women. The work also gives an account of the controversy in which Petherick was falsely accused of taking part in the slave trade. Volume 1 focuses on the first part of the journey to Gondokoro. Volume 2 contains letters and official documents, and information on the local fauna and flora.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108032001
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 39 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • contains: 33 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Arrive at Cairo
    An account of our stay at Assouan
    Preparing for our journey
    The Sphinx
    Khartoum sighted
    We reach the Aliab
    The horrors of slave trading
    The commerce of Gondokoro and Khartoum
    We reach the boundary of the Nouaer and Kytch
    From Petherick's note-book
    From Mrs. Petherick's note-book. Volume 2: From Petherick's note-book
    Mrs. Petherick resumes her journal
    Extracts from letters (from June, 1863, to April, 1865)
    From Petherick's note-book
    Extracts from letters resumed

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