Africa

BAKER‚ Sir Samuel White. 17231

BAKER‚ Sir Samuel White.	17231 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Dear Mr. Bates” [probably Henry Walter Bates‚ explorer and naturalist]‚ thanking him for his kindness “in sending me the copy of letter recd from the Admiralty”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ light traces of mounting. 19 Seymour Street [London]‚ 24 April‚ no year given. Sir Samuel White Baker (1821-93)‚ explorer in Africa.

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BECHUANALAND. Chiefs Khama‚ Bathoen and Sebele. 13132

BECHUANALAND. Chiefs Khama‚ Bathoen and Sebele.	13132	The original signatures of three Bechuana Chiefs‚ Khama‚ Bathoen and Sebele‚ inscribed on the occasion of their meeting with the Committee of the Religious Tract Society in London in October 1895. On one piece of paper mounted on an album page. With a number of newspaper cuttings describing and illustrating their visit‚ including their reception by the London Missionary Society. October 1895. These rare signatures were found recently in an album compiled by Eliot Reed‚ a member of Hampstead Congregational Church. Above the signatures he has written: “October 1895. This morning the African CHiefs from Bechuanaland breakfasted with the Committee of the Religious Tract Society‚ and‚ as Chairman of the meeting‚ I had the privilege of welcoming them. They gave me their signatures & each of them made a deeply interesting statement.”

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COLENSO‚ John William‚ Bishop of Natal. 15496

COLENSO‚ John William‚ Bishop of Natal.	15496	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.W.Colenso’‚ sending “the revise”‚ discussing the place of the Doxologies in the hymn book to be published. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ central filing hole. Forncett St Mary‚ 22 May 1849. John William Colenso (1814-83)‚ Bishop of Natal. In 1846 he became rector of Forncett St Mary‚ Norfolk‚ and in 1853 he was recruited by the Bishop of Cape Town‚ Robert Gray‚ to be the first Bishop of Natal. Charged with heresy in 1863 by his superior‚ Bishop Gray of Cape Town‚ Colenso was finally deprived of his see in 1869. Nevertheless‚ Colenso remained in situ. He composed a grammar‚ a dictionary and a New Testament translation in Zulu. “It is possible that the Hymns now sent in M.S. may not have room for the Doxologies. I do not mind this‚ as they can be put on the Cover; though I would prefer them to be in the book itself.”

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COLENSO‚ John William‚ Bishop of Natal. 17224

COLENSO‚ John William‚ Bishop of Natal.	17224	A long Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Heale”‚ a heart felt letter of condolence‚ adding that he‚ Colenso‚ is “very much occupied with a variety of business connected with my future labours”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ slightly dusty‚ in good condition. Forncett St Mary‚ 23 July 1853. “I shall greatly value your prayers and sympathies amidst the unknown difficulties of my future lot.” John William Colenso (1814-83)‚ Bishop of Natal. In 1846 he became rector of Forncett St Mary‚ Norfolk‚ and in 1853 he was recruited by the Bishop of Cape Town‚ Robert Gray‚ to be the first Bishop of Natal. Charged with heresy in 1863 by his superior‚ Bishop Gray of Cape Town‚ Colenso was finally deprived of his see in 1869. Nevertheless‚ Colenso remained in situ. He composed a grammar‚ a dictionary and a New Testament translation in Zulu.

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DRUMMOND‚ Henry. 17726

DRUMMOND‚ Henry.	17726 Autograph Letter Signed‚ presenting his correspondent with “the cheap edition of Baxter” for his class. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 3 Park Circus‚ Glasgow‚ 20 January 1892. Henry Drummond (1851-97)‚ Scottish theologian and biologist‚ author of Natural Law in the Spiritual World (1883). In June 1883 he set out for Africa to make a scientific and geological exploration of the Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika regions. His journals later became the book‚ Tropical Africa (1888).

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DRUMMOND‚ Henry. 17727

DRUMMOND‚ Henry.	17727	Autograph Letter Signed [to Mr. Arnold‚ the publisher]‚ explaining that he is “so deep in debt to other editors that I dare not venture to undertake new work”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 3 Park Circus‚ Glasgow‚ 11 January 1889. Henry Drummond (1851-97)‚ Scottish theologian and biologist‚ author of Natural Law in the Spiritual World (1883). In June 1883 he set out for Africa to make a scientific and geological exploration of the Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika regions. His journals later became the book‚ Tropical Africa (1888).

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EGYPT. The Sultan’s Invitation‚ 1882. 13798

EGYPT. The Sultan’s Invitation‚ 1882.	13798 Autograph Letter Signed ‘M. Zeki’‚ to Colonel Sir Owen Lanion [Lanyon]‚ Commander of Ismailia‚ inviting him and “one or two of your friends” to meet H.E. Sultan Pacha that evening. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ foxed. 4 September 1882. Zaki Bey (? Zeki Pacha)‚ Lord Chamberlain to the Khedive of Egypt. “I was coming myself for this purpose but having something to do I could not come. If you let me know the names of the Gentlemen who will come I will be very much obliged to you.”

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GOLDIE‚ Sir George. 14354

GOLDIE‚ Sir George.	14354 Autograph Letter Signed‚ making arrangements for a meeting. A good one page example‚ 6 x 4 inches. 11 Queen’s Gate Gardens‚ 30 October 1876. Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie (1846-1925)‚ Manx administrator who played a major role in the founding of Nigeria.

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MILNER‚ Sir Alfred‚ 1st Viscount. 14783

MILNER‚ Sir Alfred‚ 1st Viscount.	14783 MILNER‚ Sir Alfred‚ 1st Viscount. 14783 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Wilson‚ explaining that “I have only one copy left of England in Egypt‚ but a new edition is even now being printed”‚ and offering to send an autographed copy. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 2 September 1920. Lord Milner (1854-1925)‚ statesman and colonial administrator. His book‚ England in Egypt‚ was first published in 1892. Milner was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope (1897-1901)‚ and administrator (1900-02) and Governor (1902-05) of the Transvaal and Orange River Colonies. He was the High Commissioner for South Africa (1897-1905).

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PEPPLE I‚ King of Bonny‚ Niger Coast. 17318

PEPPLE I‚ King of Bonny‚ Niger Coast.	17318	Original Signature of King William Dappa Pepple I (‘Pepple’)‚ taken from a letter. 1 x 4 inches‚ laid down on part of a Victorian album leaf‚ in good condition. Dated in another hand 1861. The Kingdom of Bonny is a traditional state based on the town of Bonny in Rivers State‚ Nigeria. Founded in the 14th century AD‚ it became an important slave trading port‚ later trading palm oil products. During the 19th century the British became increasingly involved in the internal affairs of the kingdom‚ in 1886 assuming control under a protectorate treaty. William Dappa Pepple I ascended the throne in 1830. He became increasingly incompetent‚ particularly following a stroke in 1852‚ and stirred up opposition to his rule. In 1854 the British deported the king.King Dapu Fubara II Pepple ("Dappo") was appointed in his place‚ but died on 13 Aug 1855. The acting British Consul in the Bight of Biafra‚ J.W.B. Lynslager‚ signed a document on 11 September 1855 appointing the chiefs Anne Pepple‚ Ada Allison‚ Captain Hart and Manilla Pepple as a regency‚ required to consult with Bannego and Oko Jumbo‚ "two gentlemen of the river". Oko Jumbo‚ who became leader of the Manilla Pepple house and effective ruler of the kingdom‚ became engaged in a struggle with the Annie Pepple house‚ which was led by a chief named Jubo Jubogha‚ known as Ja-Ja to the British. In an attempt to stabilize the situation‚ the British restored King William Dappa Pepple I in 1861‚ and for the next five years until his death on 30 September 1866 the kingdom was relatively peaceful. King William Dappa was succeeded by his son George Oruigbiji Pepple (born 1849)‚ who had been educated in England.

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PHILIP‚ John. 1157

PHILIP‚ John.	1157	Letter Signed‚ to the Treasurer of the London Missionary Society‚ telling them that he has today drawn 1000 pounds in two bills. Marked duplicate. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. Annotated as received on 15 November 1842. Cape Town‚ 29 August 1842. The autograph of John Philip (1775-1851)‚ Scottish missionary in South Africa. He tried to support independent native states against colonial aggression‚ and attempted to prevent the Kaffir War. He was the most prominent politician in Cape Colony for thirty years.

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PYNE‚ Thomas. 14359

PYNE‚ Thomas.	14359	Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed ‘My dear Sir’‚ accepting an invitation and “will be with you‚ all being well with my young friends‚ by about ½ past 6 oclock.” 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ small blank piece torn at left margin. 11 Lloyd Street‚ Lloyd Square‚ 5 October 1840. Thomas Pyne (1801-73)‚ clergyman. The letter is almost certainly a rare reference to the guardianship of two princes from the Gold Coast‚ (John) Ossoo Ansah (c1822-1884)‚ son of the reigning king of Ashanti‚ and his cousin (William) Quanti Massah (Nkwantamisa) (d 1859). Pyne took on this guardianship in 1840. The princes had been taken as hostages under a peace treaty of 1831 between the Ashantis and the British government and it was felt that they would benefit from a trip to England‚ including her manufacturing towns. Before they left Britain in 1841 to return to the Gold Coast‚ the princes received an audience with Queen Victoria.

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RIFAAT‚ Ahmet. 6733

RIFAAT‚ Ahmet.	6733	Two autograph letters signed‚ one letter signed‚ addressed to William Govett Romaine and his wife‚ together with a signed photograph and a visiting card. In French. 7 pp. letters‚ folds‚ generally in good condition. Cairo and Constantinople‚ 1878 & 1879. This is likely to be Ahmet Rifaat‚ elder brother of Ismail Pasha (1830-95)‚ Viceroy of Egypt. William Govett Romaine (1815-93)‚ deputy judge advocate‚ served in the Crimea (where Lord Raglan called him ‘the eye of the army’ due to his long sight)‚ and in India and Egypt. A pencilled note on the carte de visite photograph indicates that Ahmet Rifaat Bey was secretary to Romaine.

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SCHREINER‚ William Philip. 14382

SCHREINER‚ William Philip.	14382 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Henry Ponsonby‚ unable to accept an invitation‚ but hoping to meet on another visit. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ light traces of mounting. Morley’s Hotel‚ Trafalgar Square‚ 25 March 1897. William Philip Schreiner (1857-1919)‚ barrister‚ politician‚ statesman and Prime Minister of the Cape Colony during the Boer War.

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STANLEY‚ Henry Morton. 16984

STANLEY‚ Henry Morton.	16984	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Henry M.Stanley’‚ to Mrs. Jeune‚ regretting that his presence in Hombourg prevents the pleasure of being with her at dinner. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Hotel de Russie‚ Hombourg-Les-Bains‚ 8 July 1886. Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904)‚ explorer in Africa‚ led the expedition to find David Livingstone in 1871.

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WORSFOLD‚ William Basil. 16824

WORSFOLD‚ William Basil.	16824 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William Sheowring‚ permitting the publication of his lecture on South African gold. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 2 Pump Court‚ Temple‚ 2 January 1898. William Basil Worsfold (1858-1939) wrote books on South Africa and in 1904 was appointed editor of the Johannesburg Star‚ a post which brought him into close contact with Lord Milner‚ High Commissioner for South Africa.

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