Colonial Discourses. Series Two, Imperial Adventurers and Explorers. Part 1: Papers of Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890). Part 1. Description (on Adam Matthew site).
"one of the main figures in the western discovery of the Nile, but quarrelled with his companion John Hanning Speke who died mysteriously on the eve of a public meeting with Burton;" reports on West African and South African mines; letters describing his mining interests on the Gold Coast, papers of his wife Isabel Burton; papers dealing with publications by both. Part 2: Papers of James Augustus Grant (1827-92) and John Hanning Speke (1827-64). Part 2 description.
Green Library has the microfilm and printed guides.
In 1860 Grant was seconded to join the Royal Geographical Society's expedition under John Hanning Speke to discover the source of the Nile.
"Grant and Speke became the first Europeans to enter Uganda and spent much time with King Mutesa" Includes letters with his oldest son, James Augustus who worked on the Kimberley Bechuanaland Railway, accompanied Joseph Thomson on his last expedition, and became involved in Cecil Rhodes’s plans for Central Africa.
Includes letters of Sir Samuel White Baker, 1890;Paul Belloni du Chaillu, 1881, 1887 Sir Francis Galton, 1872 (f 12); Charles George Gordon, 1877 (f 18); Sir John Kirk, 1865 n d (f 19); Johann Ludwig Krapf, 1870 (f 33); Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1863-70; H. M.Stanley.
Part 2 Publications of political parties, trade unions, pressure groups from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, South West Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/2112862
Confidential print. Africa, 1834-1966 [electronic resource]
Imprint: Marlborough, UK : Adam Matthew Digital.
Documents (c 1834 - 1966) from the British Colonial and Foreign Offices, the British National Archives. Includes 300 maps. Adam Matthew Archives Direct has a detailed description of contents. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9542845
Africa > Relations > Great Britain > Sources.
Great Britain > Relations > Africa > Sources.
Great Britain > Colonies > Africa > Sources.
Empire and commonwealth [microform]: archives of the Royal Commonwealth Society from Cambridge University Library.
25 microfilm reels
Green Library Media Microtext Collection (Lower Level) Detailed description (on Adam Matthew site). Pt. 1. The colour question in imperial policy, c1830-1939.
Books, articles, Mainly in English, some French. Articles and books, reports on the slave trade, issues of Colonial Intelligencer or Aborigines’ Friend. Has Coloured drawings of six native types from the original watercolour sketches made by B.J.F Francklin for the British Empire Exhibition – Kenya Colony Section, 1924.. Part 2: Imperial and Commonwealth Conferences, 1887-1955
Documents, journal articles, the Colonial Conferences (some of these are online in Hathi Trust), the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Meetings
See also the online database Empire Online with similar documents.
Command papers, 1802-1910
Histories and proceedings, 1660-1743.
House of Commons Papers, 1715-2010
Bills and acts, 1695-2015
Public petitions, 1833-1918
House of Lords Papers , 1714-1910
Includes House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. I
Nineteenth Century collections online See Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization
Online documents licensed by Stanford. Pub. by [Farmington Hills, Mich.] : Gale Cengage Learning. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9637955
Annales de l'Extreme Orient et de l'Afrique
Bulletins du Comite de l'Afrique francaise
Colonial Africa Newspapers from the British Library
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Bathurst, Gambia, British Africa, 1857-1889
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Boma, Congo, 1888-1895
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Cape Town, Cape Colony, 1800-1906
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Gaboon, 1856-1888
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Goree Dakar, French Africa, 1883-1906
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Grand Bassa, Liberia, 1868-1882
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, Portuguese Africa, 1854-1906
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Pretoria, The Transvaal, 1898-1906
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Santiago, Cape Verde Islands, 1818-1898
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Sierra Leone, British Africa, 1858-1906
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in St. Helena, British West Africa, 1831-1906
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in St. Paul de Loanda, Portuguese Africa, 1854-1893
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Tamatave, Madagascar, 1853-1906
Despatches from U.S. Consuls in Zanzibar, British Africa, 1836-1906
Exploration and Colonization of Africa
German Colonialism in Africa: Selections from the Kolonialbibliothek (Colonial Library) Collection
International Population Census, Africa
Joseph Chamberlain Papers Relating to Africa
Methodist Episcopal Church Missionary Correspondence, 1846-1912: Africa
Personal Narratives and Reminiscences of the Exploration of Africa
Publications of the Cape Colony
Publications of the Natal Colony
Report of the Boundary Survey between British Bechuanaland and German Southwest Africa of 1898-1903
Selected Africa Collections from the Bodleian Library
Selected Cabinet Papers on Africa
Selected Colonial Office Files on Africa
Selected Dominions Office Files on Africa
Selected Foreign Office Files on Africa
Selected India Office Records on Colonial Africa
Selected Maps and Plans Files on Africa
Selected Narratives and Reminiscences on Colonial Africa