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A walk across Africa : J.A. Grant's account of the Nile expedition of 1860-1863, edited by Roy Bridges

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A walk across Africa : J.A. Grant's account of the Nile expedition of 1860-1863
Title
A walk across Africa
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J.A. Grant's account of the Nile expedition of 1860-1863
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edited by Roy Bridges
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eng
Summary
The Nile Expedition of 1860-1863 was one of the most important exploratory expeditions made in the nineteenth century. The long-debated question of the location of the source of the Nile was answered (despite continuing arguments) and the venture had important historical consequences. Earlier accounts of the expedition have assumed James Augustus Grant to have been no more than the loyal second-in-command to John Hanning Speke, the leader. This new edition of Grant's 1864 book, A Walk across Africa, provides the opportunity to re-examine his role. The original text has been fully annotated with explanatory notes and also supplemented by extracts from the very remarkable detailed day-to-day journal which Grant kept. Even more unusually, this edition includes reproductions of the whole visual record which he made consisting of 147 watercolours and sketches. This was the first ever visual record of large parts of East Africa and the Upper Nile Valley region. These documentary and illustrative materials have been drawn from the extensive collection of Grant's papers now in the care of the National Library of Scotland. The Library has co-operated in the preparation of this volume to make possible its special features.Grant emerges as a much more impressive and important figure than has previously been recognised. He was a trained scientist and his narrative is a well-organised perspective on the expedition and its activities. His own growing understanding of Africa and of Africans becomes apparent and helps to explain his later activities
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1827-1892
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Grant, James Augustus
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
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index present
LC call number
DT365.2
LC item number
.G73 2018
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non fiction
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  • Bridges, R. C.
  • Hakluyt Society
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Works issued by the Hakluyt Society
Series volume
third series, no. 32
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  • Grant, James Augustus
  • Grant, James Augustus
  • Africa, East
  • Nile River
  • Africa, East
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Travel
  • Africa, East
  • Nile River
  • Grant, James
  • Expedition
  • Nil
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A walk across Africa : J.A. Grant's account of the Nile expedition of 1860-1863, edited by Roy Bridges
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Grant and his contribution to the Nile expedition of 1860-1863 -- Prelude to the expedition: East African development to 1860 and the idea of the Nile expedition -- The Nile problem: controversy and credulity -- Grant's geographical work and his views on the Nile problem -- Grant's reputation and the place of his work and exploration: a survey of the literature -- The text of A walk across Africa with extracts from the journal -- Preface / [by J.A. Grant] -- Plymouth to Zanzibar -- Zanzibar and Bagomoyo -- Journey to Kazeh -- Sojourn at Kazeh -- Journey to Ukuni and sojourn at Mineenga -- Life in Ukuni -- Ukuni to Karagwe -- Karagwe -- The Uganda march -- Buganda -- From Buganda to Bunyoro and "Captain Speke proceeds to the Lake Nyanza" -- Bunyoro, the Omukama Kamarasi and embarking on the Nile -- From Bunyoro to an Egyptian encampment at Faloro -- Life with the Khartoum traders and news of Speke's death -- Passage through the Bari country, Gondokoro and the meetings with Baker and Petherick -- From Gondokoro to Khartoum by boat -- "A modern Babylon": Khartoum -- From Khartoum to Cairo -- Appendix A: list of personal kit taken with us from England for the expedition -- Appendix B: letter dated 17 November 1864 from Trenham Reeks to Captain Grant -- Epilogue
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxix, 411 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781908145161
Lccn
2017035650
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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  • (OCoLC)999309203
  • (OCoLC)ocn999309203
Label
A walk across Africa : J.A. Grant's account of the Nile expedition of 1860-1863, edited by Roy Bridges
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Grant and his contribution to the Nile expedition of 1860-1863 -- Prelude to the expedition: East African development to 1860 and the idea of the Nile expedition -- The Nile problem: controversy and credulity -- Grant's geographical work and his views on the Nile problem -- Grant's reputation and the place of his work and exploration: a survey of the literature -- The text of A walk across Africa with extracts from the journal -- Preface / [by J.A. Grant] -- Plymouth to Zanzibar -- Zanzibar and Bagomoyo -- Journey to Kazeh -- Sojourn at Kazeh -- Journey to Ukuni and sojourn at Mineenga -- Life in Ukuni -- Ukuni to Karagwe -- Karagwe -- The Uganda march -- Buganda -- From Buganda to Bunyoro and "Captain Speke proceeds to the Lake Nyanza" -- Bunyoro, the Omukama Kamarasi and embarking on the Nile -- From Bunyoro to an Egyptian encampment at Faloro -- Life with the Khartoum traders and news of Speke's death -- Passage through the Bari country, Gondokoro and the meetings with Baker and Petherick -- From Gondokoro to Khartoum by boat -- "A modern Babylon": Khartoum -- From Khartoum to Cairo -- Appendix A: list of personal kit taken with us from England for the expedition -- Appendix B: letter dated 17 November 1864 from Trenham Reeks to Captain Grant -- Epilogue
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxix, 411 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781908145161
Lccn
2017035650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)999309203
  • (OCoLC)ocn999309203

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