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

The rescue of Emin Pasha : the story of Henry M. Stanley and the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1887-1889 / by Roger Jones

Author:
Jones, Roger 1939-  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 465, [17] p. of plates (1 folded) : ill., ports., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1972
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT363 .J66 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_790692

The diary of A.J. Mounteney Jephson : Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1887-1889 / edited by Dorothy Middleton, with preface, prologue and epilogue compiled by the editor in collaboration with Maurice Denham Jephson

Author:
Jephson, A. J. Mounteney (Arthur Jermy Mounteney) 1858-1908  Search this
Middleton, Dorothy  Search this
Jephson, Maurice Denham  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 455 p. 16 plates, illus., 5 facsims., 4 maps, ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796563

Drawing, "Stanley's meeting with Emin & Casati," by Sidney P. Hall. approximately 1890

Artist:
Hall, Sidney Prior 1842-1922  Search this
Author:
Casati, Gaetano 1838-1902  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Casati, Gaetano 1838-1902  Search this
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 picture ; 12 x 7.75 in
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Portraits
Drawings (visual works).)
Works of art
Place:
Africa
Date:
1890
[1890?]
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Art057
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042587

Commemorative octagonal china plate celebrating Stanley's arrival at Cape Town en route to the Congo with the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1887

Author:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Subject:
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 item ; 9.5 in. (diameter)
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Artifacts (object genre)
Place:
Africa
Date:
1887
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Art052
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042591

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to Mr. Craik, from Camp Ghat Pisseria

Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Bonny, William -1899  Search this
Craik, Henry Sir 1846-1927  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Subject:
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) ; 5 x 8 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
188u
[188-?]
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006e
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042951

Unidentified piece of metal formerly in the possession of Robert Henry Nelson, possibly dating from his time with the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition

Former owner:
Nelson, Robert Henry 1853-1892 DSI  Search this
Author:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Subject:
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 item ; 6.5 x 4 in
Type:
Three-dimensional objects
Metal
Artifacts (object genre))
Date:
18uu
[18--?]
Call number:
NelA009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044942

Five original humorous watercolor drawings, depicting the progress of Stanley through Africa to the Albert Nyanza. approximately1890

Artist:
Griset, Ernest Henry 1844-1907  Search this
Author:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
5 items ; 8.5 x 7 in
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Portraits
Watercolors (paintings).)
Works of art
Place:
Africa
Date:
1890
[1890?]
Topic:
Wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Art029
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042606

Special Stanley supplement (No.1). H.M. Stanley's explorations in the dark continent - map of the route and a portrait group of the officers of his Expedition. Drawn by W. & A.K. Johnston, Ed. Daily Graphic

Title:
H.M. Stanley's explorations in the dark continent
Author:
Felkin, R. W (Robert William)  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Illustrator:
W. & A.K. Johnston Limited  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904 Travel  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) ; 24.5 x 19 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Supplements (document genre)
Historical maps
Place:
Africa
Date:
1890
1890 July 5
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M174
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045133

Assorted articles and special issues on Henry Morton Stanley, taken from various periodicals including The Strand, Illustrated London News, and the Graphic

Author:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
166 pages ; 11 x 15.75 in. (articles), 16 x 12 x 1 in. (envelope)
Type:
Manuscripts
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
1878
1878-1890
[between 1878 and 1890]
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M173
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045431

The other side of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition / by H.R. Fox Bourne

Title:
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
Author:
Bourne, H. R. Fox (Henry Richard Fox) 1837-1909  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
x, 202 p. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Sudan
Date:
1891
1884-1960
1881-1899
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783544

Stanley, and his heroic relief of Emin Pasha / by E.P. Scott

Author:
Scott, E. P  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Johnson, Mary Macleod DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Burlington, William DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 246 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill., ports., map ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1890
1899
[189-?]
Call number:
DT363 .S425 1890z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785195

Robert Henry Nelson autograph letter signed to Henry Morton Stanley, 31 July 1889

Author:
Nelson, Robert Henry 1853-1892  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Nelson, Robert Henry 1853-1892 Travel  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (1 page) ; 8.25 x 10.25 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1889
1889 July 31
Call number:
NelUncat002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044905

Henry Morton Stanley group photograph with natives

Former owner:
Nelson, Robert Henry 1853-1892 DSI  Search this
Author:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 photograph ; 6.25 x 4.75 in
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Portraits
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
188u
[188-?]
Call number:
NelPh007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044907

Tippu Tip photographic portrait

Photographer:
Figge, Charles  Search this
Author:
Nelson, Robert Henry 1853-1892  Search this
Tippu Tip 1837-1905  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Tippu Tip -1905  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 photograph ; 4.25 x 6.5 in
Type:
Pictorial works
Portraits
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
188u
[188-?]
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Slave traders  Search this
Call number:
NelPh004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044910

Henry Morton Stanley letter of reference [for Robert Henry Nelson]

Author:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Nelson, Robert Henry 1853-1892  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Nelson, Robert Henry 1853-1892  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) ; 8 x 13 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1891
1891 September 1
Call number:
NelM018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044925

Henry Morton Stanley and Emin Pasha pair of color trade cards

Author:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Physical description:
2 items ; 3.75 x 2.5 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Portraits
trade cards (advertising))
Date:
1889
1889-1889
[1889?]
Topic:
Advertising cards  Search this
Call number:
M187b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045120

Stanley : the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer / Tim Jeal

Author:
Jeal, Tim  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Reilly, William K (William Kane) 1940- DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Léopold II King of the Belgians 1835-1909  Search this
Stanley, Dorothy Lady -1926  Search this
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 570 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Africa, Sub-Saharan
Africa, Central
Date:
2007
1884-1960
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT351.S9 J43b 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899701

The story of the rear column of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition / by the late James S. Jameson Naturalist to the expedition ; ed. by Mrs. James S. Jameson ; with portrait, maps and illustrations from the author's sketches

Author:
Jameson, James S (James Sligo) 1856-1888  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Jameson, James S (James Sligo) 1856-1888  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
xxxii, 455 p., [16] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., ports., maps, facsim. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1890
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT363 .J31 1890b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780717

In darkest Africa, or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria / by Henry M. Stanley ; with two steel engravings, and one hundred and fifty illustrations and maps

Title:
Quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria
Author:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Boarchman, W. J. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Emin Pasha 1840-1892  Search this
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [46] leaves of plates : ill., ports., maps (some col., 3 in pocket) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1890
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT351 .S79 1890b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786732

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