Travel to Western Africa: Harbor of Freetown (Sierra Leone), One of the Port of Call along the Journey to Lagos, Nigeria
Turner, Lorenzo Dow 1890-1972
Turner, Lorenzo Dow
1 photographic negative : b&w; 35mm
Sierra Leone, Western Area, Freetown
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
Title is provided by ACMA Archives staff based on researcher's notes.
Additional information from Margaret Wade-Lewis publication reads, "He [Lorenzo Dow Turner] recorded his first entry on March 5, 1951, five days after he arrived in Nigeria, [...]: 'My boat "The Accra" (Elder Dempster Lines) reached Lagos almost noon on February 28, after stops at Freetown, Sierra Leone (where I was shown the city by M. Broderick) and at Takoradi, Gold Coast (where three Africans and myself saw the towns of Takoradi and Secondi in a taxi)." [Lorenzo Dow Turner: Father of Gullah Studies. By Margaret Wade-Lewis. Published by: Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2007, p. 167]
Additional information from Archives Staff reads, "In February 15, 1951, Lorenzo Dow Turner embarked in London on 'The Accra' (Elder Dempster Lines) to reach Lagos, Nigeria, on February 28, 1951. The ports of calls along the journey were The Canaries islands; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and at Takoradi, Gold Coast (now Ghana). Upon his return in November 17, 1951, he embarked in Freetown, Sierra Leone, again on the 'Accra,' to reach Liverpool, England, on November 26, 1951."
Lorenzo Dow Turner papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Lois Turner Williams