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Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903. Autograph letter signed to Mrs. John R. Drexel, from "Wooton," Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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 7.75 in.)
Container:
Item M040
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890 - 1899
Scope and Contents note:
Du Chaillu thanks Mrs. Drexel for her "Xmas gift to me of a full blooded African, dressed in his native costume" (apparently a small figurine). Extends greetings to "dear John" as well.
General note:
Signed "P. B. Du Chaillu. "
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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Russell E. Train Africana collection
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014-ref1590

Wild life under the equator. Narrated for young people. By Paul Du Chaillu ..

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., [vii]-xii, [13]-231 p. incl. front., illus., plates. 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1868
1869
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT356.D87X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_255321

Stories of the gorilla country : narrated for young people / by Paul Du Chaillu

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Taylor, Alice B. DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903 DTI  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 292 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., front. ; 20 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1868
Topic:
Gorilla  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT472 .D82 1868
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779113

King Mombo / by Paul Du Chaillu ; illustrated by Victor Perard

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Pérard, Victor Semon 1870-1957  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 225 p., [24] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Juvenile literature
Place:
Africa
Date:
1902
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
PZ7.D856 Kin 1902
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779118

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
See more items in:
Russell E. Train Africana collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014
Additional Online Media:

Wild life under the equator : narrated for young people / by Paul Du Chaillu

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Riggs, Lowry DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 231 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill., front. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Juvenile literature
Place:
Gabon
Africa, West
Date:
1868
[1868]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT356 .D87 1868
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779114

The land of the midnight sun : summer and winter journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland and northern Finland / by Paul B. Du Chaillu

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Crocker, C. F. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [48] leaves of plates : ill., fronts., map (in pocket) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Scandinavia
Date:
1882
1882 [1881]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779116

The country of the dwarfs / by Paul Du Chaillu

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Nordhoff, Charles 1830-1901 DSI  Search this
Nordhoff Mrs. Charles DSI  Search this
Physical description:
314 p., [23] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Gabon
Date:
1872
Topic:
Negrillos  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779144

The world of the great forest : how animals, birds, reptiles, insects talk, think, work and live / by Paul du Chaillu ... with over fifty illustrations by C.R. Knight and J.M. Gleeson

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Gleeson, Joseph M (Joseph Michael) 1861-  Search this
Knight, Charles Robert 1874-1953  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 323 p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Folklore
Juvenile fiction
Biography
Date:
1900
1901
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Call number:
QL791 .D82 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779239

In African forest and jungle / by Paul Du Chaillu ; illustrated by Victor Perard

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Perard, Victor  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 193 p., [23] leaves of plates : ill., front ; 21 cm
Type:
Fiction
Place:
Africa
Date:
1903
[c1903]
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Animals  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
PZ7.D856 In 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779256

A journey to Ashango-Land : and further penetration into equatorial Africa / by Paul B. Du Chaillu. With map and illustrations

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Owen, Richard 1804-1892  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 501 p., [23] leaves of plates : ill., front., map (folded) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1874
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT356 .D83 1874
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779111

A journey to Ashango-Land : and further penetration into equatorial Africa / by Paul B. Du Chaillu ; with map and illustrations

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Owen, Richard 1804-1892  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Butt, John Eede DSI  Search this
Cole Mrs. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 501 p., [22] leaves of plates : ill., front., map (folded) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1867
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT356 .D83 1867
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779112

My Apingi kingdom : with life in the great Sahara, and sketches of the chase of the ostrich, hyena, &c. / by Paul Du Chaillu ; numerous engravings

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 254 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., front. ; 20 cm
Type:
Juvenile fiction
Place:
Gabon
Africa, West
Date:
1871
1871, 1870
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Animals  Search this
Shipwrecks  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779115

Explorations & adventures in equatorial Africa : with accounts of the manners and customs of the people, and of the chace [sic] of the gorilla, crocodile, leopard, elephant, hippopotamus, and other animals / by Paul B. Du Challiu

Title:
Explorations and adventures in equatorial Africa
Adventures in equatorial Africa
Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Madden, John DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 479 p., [25] leaves of plates : ill., front. (folded), map (folded) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Gabon
Date:
1861
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779236

Explorations and adventures in equatorial Africa : with accounts of the manners and customs of the people, and of the chase of the gorilla, the crocodile, leopard, elephant, hippopotamus, and other animals / by Paul B. Du Chaillu

Title:
Adventures in equatorial Africa
Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 531 p., [23] leaves of plates : ill., front., map (folded) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Gabon
Date:
1861
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779238

Recent remarkable discoveries in Central Africa / by the celebrated African explorer M. de Challue [sic] With a full description of an extraordinary race of people supposed to be the connecting link between the animal and the human, discovered by him in the deepest recesses of that most mysterious region

Title:
De Challue's recent remarkable discoveries in Africa
Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
124 p., [8] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Gabon
Africa, Southern
Date:
1867
[c1867]
Topic:
Cannibalism  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT546.127 .D82 1867
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779270

Paul Du Chaillu, gorilla hunter : being the extraordinary life and adventures of Paul Du Chaillu / as recounted for the house of Harper, his ancient publishers, by his young compatriot, Michel Vaucaire, and rendered into English by Emily Pepper Watts

Author:
Vaucaire, Michel  Search this
Watts, Emily Pepper  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Hoffman, Isabel M. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 322 p., [1] leaf of plates : 1 col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1930
Topic:
Hunters  Search this
Gorilla  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT356 .V39 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779583

Paul B. Du Chaillu autograph letter signed to Mrs. John R. Drexel, from "Wooton," Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania., 9 July [unknown year]

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Drexel, Alice Gordon Troth 1865-1947  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) ; 4.5 x 7.75 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1890
1899
[between 1890 and 1899?]
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M040
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042999

Catalogue of birds collected on the River Muni, western Africa, by Mr. P.B. DuChaillu in 1856 / with notes and descriptions of new species by John Cassin

Author:
Cassin, John 1813-1869  Search this
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Physical description:
8 pages ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Equatorial Guinea
Africa, West
Date:
1857
[1857?]
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL692.E6 C37 1857
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789286

Letter [manuscript]

Author:
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903  Search this
Owen, Richard 1804-1892  Search this
Du Chaillu, Paul B (Paul Belloni) 1835-1903 Explorations and adventures in equatorial Africa  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Subject:
Gray, John Edward 1800-1875  Search this
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia  Search this
Glasgow Night Asylum for the Houseless  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (3 p.)
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1861
[1861]
Call number:
MSS 323 A
MSS323 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_169408

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