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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Letter to Mr. Walter

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4.5 x 7 in.)
Container:
Item M006k
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1884
Scope and Contents note:
Discusses tribal operation on female genitalia to ensure chastity.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to Sir Roderick Murchison, from Hedenham Hall

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4.5 x 7 in.)
Container:
Item M006a
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1867 March 8
Scope and Contents note:
Outlines a scheme for detaching Egypt from Turkish control, annexing the Sudan, and establishing a cordon of guard posts from Gondokoro to Zanzibar. He continues by lamenting the fate of Livingstone.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to a Mr. Barnes from Sandford Orleigh

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4.5 x 7 in.)
Container:
Item M006b
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1864 June 1
Scope and Contents note:
Baker writes about meeting a Mme. Novikov who he believes is working for the restoration of the ex-Khedive and, thus, he feared talking about Egypt in front of her as he mentions to avoid intrigue.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to Mr. Craik, from Singrampur, C.P.

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4.5 x 7 in.)
Container:
Item M006d
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891 March 17
Scope and Contents note:
Expresses gratification that the first edition of "Wild beasts, etc." was doing well, stating that he has shot seven tigers since 1 January and hoped for another the next day. He comments on the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition Rear Column controversy.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to Mr. Craik, from Camp Ghat Pisseria

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 5 x 8 in.)
Container:
Item M006e
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1880 - 1889
Scope and Contents note:
Refers to the recent publication of "Wild beasts", and contains a lengthy criticism of the Emin Pasha Relief Rear Column including Major Bonny's statements and Stanley's handling of the affair.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to an unknown recipient

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4 x 6 in.)
Container:
Item M006i
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1883 September 2
Scope and Contents note:
Baker lists his eight books that had been published by Longmans and MacMillans, with their dates of publication.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to Mr. (Cuthbert?) Larking, from Ismailia "n.lat 4, 54"

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4 x 6 in.)
Container:
Item M006c
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1873 April 29
Scope and Contents note:
Reports that he has been in interior for fifteen months, that "Egypt now extends to the equator" and "The Albert N'yanza is one sheet of water ..." He continues by giving more general information of the situation.
General note:
On note paper with a blue bee and initials F. M.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to Mr. Craik, from Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbott

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4.5 x 7 in.)
Container:
Item M006f
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891 September 10
Scope and Contents note:
Invites Craik to visit and mentions his intended return to India on 20 October.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to Mr. Craik, from Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbott

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4 x 6 in.)
Container:
Item M006g
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1893 October 30
Scope and Contents note:
Outlines plans for a new work to be entitled "The pirates of the Indian seas."
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893. Autograph letter signed to Dr. Murray, from Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbott

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 item (Correspondence, 4.5 x 7 in.)
Container:
Item M006h
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1821 - 1893
Scope and Contents note:
Informs him that he has been asked to dine with the Khedive ("my old master") by the Lord Mayor and hoping that Murray will be there.
General note:
Includes M006i within same plastic sleeve.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Wild beasts and their ways : reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America / by Sir Samuel W. Baker

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Ingram, C. A. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., plates ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1890
Topic:
Animal behavior  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Call number:
SK31 .B24 1890
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_768368

Carte de visite portrait of Samuel White Baker

Author:
London Stereoscopic Company  Search this
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Physical description:
1 item ; 2.5 x 4 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Portraits
Photograph
Place:
Africa
Date:
18uu
[18--]
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006j
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042956

The Albert Nyanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources / by Samuel White Baker ; with maps, illustrations and portraits

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Van Rensselaer, Eugen DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 516 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., ports., col. maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nile River Valley
Sudan
Albert, Lake (Congo and Uganda)
Date:
1866
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT117 .B16 1866
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767202

The Albert N'yanza : great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources / by Samuel White Baker. With maps, illustrations and portraits

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [11] leaves of plates : ill., , ports., fold. maps (1 fold) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nile River Valley
Sudan
Albert, Lake (Congo and Uganda)
Date:
1866
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767524

W. E. Gladstone autograph letter signed to Sir Roderick Murchison, from 11 Carlton House, Terrace S.W., dated 23 July 1866

Author:
Gladstone, W. E (William Ewart) 1809-1898  Search this
Murchison, Roderick Impey Sir 1792-1871  Search this
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) ; 4.5 x 7.25 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1866
1866 July 23
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M054
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043012

Wild beasts and their ways : reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa and America / by Samuel W. Baker

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 455 p., [26] leaves of plates : front. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1890
Topic:
Animal behavior  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Call number:
SK31 .B24 1890
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_768369

Eight years' wanderings in Ceylon / by Samuel W. Baker

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
323 p., [1] plate : front. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1874
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS489 .B16 1874b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_768388

Russell E. Train Africana collection

Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Names:
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926  Search this
Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875  Search this
Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890  Search this
Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903  Search this
Dugmore, A. Radclyffe (Arthur Radclyffe), 1870-1955  Search this
Glave, E. J. (Edward James)  Search this
Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939  Search this
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873.  Search this
Nelson, Robert Henry, 1853-1892  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Selous, Frederick Courteney, 1851-1917  Search this
Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904.  Search this
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
6,500 items (estimated)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- description and travel
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Africa -- In art
Date:
1663-2004
Summary:
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.
Scope and Contents note:
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa. The Train Collection is particularly strong in archival materials on the following topics: the search for the source of the Nile and the progress of other exploring expeditions in Africa; the collecting of specimens of African animals, plants, and ethnological materials for zoos and museums (including a significant body of correspondence and photographs from the Smithsonian African Expedition in 1909-1910, led by President Theodore Roosevelt); and the growth of the African wildlife conservation movement. Besides Roosevelt, the major persons represented in the Collection include the journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley and members of his Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (Thomas Heazle Parke, Robert H. Nelson, James S. Jameson, John Rose Troup, William Bonny, William G. Stairs, Edmund Barttelot, and Arthur J. M. Jephson); the medical missionary Dr. David Livingstone and his father-in-law Robert Moffat; taxidermist Carl Akeley; zoologist Edmund Heller; hunter Frederick Courtenay Selous; artist and adventure writer A. Radclyffe Dugmore; explorers Samuel White Baker, Thomas Baines, Richard Francis Burton and E.J. Glave; anthropologist Paul Belloni du Chaillu; and royal traveler Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor). Consult the finding aid for more specific information on materials relating to these persons and other people and organizations represented in the Collection.
Arrangement note:
Organized into ten series, primarily based on format or creator: I. Artifacts, 1663-1999; II. Works of Art, 1663-1999; III. Books, 1900-1986; IV. Edmund Heller personal papers, 1875-1939; V. Manuscripts, 1663-1992; VI. Maps, 1878; VII. Newspapers, 1888-1987; VIII. Robert Henry Nelson personal papers, 1795-1912; VIII. Photographs, 1874-1963; IX. Posters and broadsides, 1814-1955; X. Russell E. Train personal papers, 1956-2004.
Separated Materials note:
In addition to these archival and non-book materials, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries acquired more than 1500 printed books as part of the Russell E. Train Collection; these books are listed individually in the SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) online catalog.
Provenance:
Originally assembled by the Honorable Russell E. Train, a former judge, top administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and a past president of the World Wildlife Fund, this collection was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries in 2004.
Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
Topic:
Zoological specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Africa  Search this
Wildlife conservation -- Africa  Search this
Natural history -- Technique  Search this
Natural history -- Africa  Search this
Hunting -- Africa  Search this
Explorers -- Africa  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0014
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The rifle and the hound in Ceylon. By Samuel W. Baker

Title:
Rifle and hound
Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
305 p., [4] leaves of plates ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
1883
[1883]
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767195

The Nile tributaries of Abyssinia : and the sword hunters of the Hamran Arabs / by Sir Samuel W. Baker

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., [vii]-xxii p., 1 l., 596 p. : front. (ports.) plates, 2 maps (1 fold.) ; 22.5 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nile River
Ethiopia
Date:
1867
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767523

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