Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries: Volume 1

Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries: Volume 1

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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, as well as information on flora and fauna observed. 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 Pethericks' trip, up to their meeting with Speke and Grant.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139057928
  • 9781139057929

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; 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.show more