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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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
Online Media:

Constantin Alajalov papers, [ca. 1940-1979]

Creator:
Alajalov, Constantin, 1900-1987  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward, Duke of  Search this
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of  Search this
Bernstein, Leonard  Search this
Flanner, Janet  Search this
Nash, Ogden  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5624
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208458
AAA_collcode_alajcons
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208458

Constantin Alajalov papers

Creator:
Alajalov, Constantin, 1900-1987  Search this
Names:
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-  Search this
Flanner, Janet, 1892-  Search this
Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972  Search this
Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
300 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1940-1979]
Scope and Contents:
Printed biographical information; letters, notes, and telegrams from various correspondents, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Ogden Nash, and Leonard Bernstein; photographs of Alajalov with others, and photographs of his works; exhibition catalogs, invitations, and announcements; a manuscript and a published copy of CONVERSATION PIECES, a book about Alajalov by Janet Flanner; and magazine articles, and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y.
Related Materials:
Constantin Alajalov papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1980 by Constantin Alajalov.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.alajcons
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-alajcons

The Jewels of the late Duchess of Windsor : sold for the benefit of the Pasteur Institute

Title:
Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor
Author:
Sotheby's (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of 1896-1986  Search this
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Jewelry--Private collections  Search this
Nobility  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_540889

Yoruba artist, Nigeria : figure of Queen Victoria ; Yoruba artist, Nigeria : figure of George V seated with orb and sceptre, wearing a crown and ceremonial cloak ; J. S. Odubate, Abeokuta, Nigeria : Edward, Prince of Wales / A. S

Author:
Smith, Alison 1962-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Victoria Queen of Great Britain 1819-1901 Portraits  Search this
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 Portraits  Search this
Odubate, J. S  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2015
Topic:
Portrait sculpture, Yoruba  Search this
Sculpture, Egba  Search this
Call number:
N6764 .A795 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1070814

Trio Photograph and Supply Company photographs from British Columbia

Creator:
Trio Photograph and Supply Company  Search this
Names:
Crocker, Ernest William Albert  Search this
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
19 Photographic prints
1 photographic postcard
11 copy negatives
Culture:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographic postcards
Copy negatives
Place:
Vancouver Island (B.C.)
Quadra Island (B.C.)
Date:
1919-1924
Summary:
Photographic prints made by the Trio Photograph and Supply Company in an around Vancouver Island, Canada among the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) community between 1919 and 1924.
Scope and Contents:
P00764, P06408-P06426 (Photographic Prints). N35913-N35918, N41498-N41499 (Copy negatives).
This collection includes photographic prints and one postcard made by Trio Photograph and Supply Company which was owned and operated by Ernest Crocker. The majority of the photographs were shot in British Columbia on Quadra Island and Vancouver Island among Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) communities sometime around 1920 although exact dates are unknown. Many of the photograph on Quadra Island were shot around Cape Mudge Village and includes images of totem poles, house posts and village views. The majority are outdoor and street views and do not include members of the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) community. Many of the photographs shot on Vancouver Island include images of grave posts and are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. There are also two photographs of petroglyphs shot on Cormorant Island. There is also an additional photographic print made in 1919 documenting the royal visit of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, in Victoria on Vancouver Island. He is being greeted by Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) community members. This photograph was donated to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation earlier than the other prints. There are also 11 copy negatives (acetate) that were made by the Museum of the American Indian sometime in the 1960s during a large photograph conservation project.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
The Trio Photograph and Supply Company was allegedly founded in 1903 by Ernest Crocker (1877-1968) and two other English emigrants in Vancouver, Canada. Shortly after, the business moved to Victoria, B.C. where the partnership was dissolved, leaving Crocker as the main operator. In 1908, the studio relocated to Suite 8 at 604 Yates Street where it would remain for the next 37 years.

In its early years, Trio produced scenic postcards which were sold at a cigar-stand at the Canadian Pacific Railway's Empress Hotel. Around 1910, the studio was hired to photograph mining properties in Mexico. During both World Wars, Trio flourished as a military photographer, capturing many candid, portrait and group shots of soldiers and personnel. During World War I, the majority of photographs were taken at Exhibition Grounds at Willows Camp and during World War II, at Work Point Barracks in Esquimalt and the Officers Training Camp at Gordon Head. In addition to his military portfolio, Trio photographed local landscapes, indigenous and other cultural communities, and took portraits of Victorian families and individuals as well as sporting and school groups. Trio also photographed three Royal visits: the Prince of Wales in 1919, the Prince of Wales and Prince George in 1927 and King George VI in 1939.

While Crocker remained the principal photographer at Trio, he appears to have received help during the course of his business. Sometime in the 1910s, G.E. Welsh joined Crocker in some form of business partnership before leaving in 1918. After that time, it would appear that a man named Orlebar (Charlie) Walls joined the studio as a part time assistant. In 1946, the Imperial Bank Chambers renovated the top floor of 604 Yates Street where the Trio studio was established, forcing them to evict the premises. Advanced in age, Crocker did not seek to reopen his studio.

Biographical note from the BC Archives (part of the Royal BC Museum) Website: https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/trio
Related Materials:
The BC (British Columbia) Archives holds the Ernest Crocker fonds, which contains photographs produced by Crocker and Trio Photograph and Supply Company. Fonds PR-1348 - Ernest Crocker fonds: https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/ernest-crocker-fonds
Provenance:
The majority of the photographic prints were donated to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation by H. Barney Olson in 1924. P00764 was likely donated sometime around 1920. H. Barney Olson worked at the Empress Hotel at the time where Ernest Crocker (Trio Photograph and Supply Company) ran a postcard and photograph stand. It is likely this is how Olson came into possession of the photographic prints.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu). Some images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
British Columbia  Search this
Totem poles  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Trio Photograph and Supply Company photographs from British Columbia, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.134
See more items in:
Trio Photograph and Supply Company photographs from British Columbia
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-134
Online Media:

[Duke of Windsor]

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 Travel  Search this
Casely-Hayford, Adelaide  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa, West
Date:
1972
Call number:
DT491 .W516
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111173

Kenya Mountain / by E.A.T. Dutton ; with an introduction by Hilaire Belloc

Author:
Dutton, E. A. T (Eric Aldhelm Torlough)  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 DSI  Search this
Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of 1896-1986 DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Dutton, E. A. T (Eric Aldhelm Torlough) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 218, [55] leaves of plates : ill., maps (1 fold) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kenya, Mount (Kenya)
Kenya
Date:
1930
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT434.E2 D97 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780406

The hunting & spoor of Central African game / with life-size illustrations of most of the game tracks, by Denis D. Lyell

Title:
Hunting and spoor of Central African game
Author:
Lyell, Denis D  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Lyell, Denis D. DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 234 : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, Central
Date:
1929
Topic:
Big game hunting  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Tracking and trailing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781928

The tour of the Prince of Wales to Africa and South America : an intimate record / by Ralph Deakin ; with an introduction by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales

Title:
Southward ho!
Author:
Deakin, Ralph  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Taylor, Henry J (Henry Junior) 1902-1984 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Taylor, Henry J (Henry Junior) 1902-1984 DSI  Search this
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 Travel  Search this
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 302 p., [32] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
South America
Date:
1926
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785474

Sport and travel in East Africa : an account of two visits 1928 and 1930 / compiled from the private diaries of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales by Patrick R. Chalmers ; with three maps and thirty-seven reproductions of photographs taken by His Royal Highness and others

Author:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972  Search this
Chalmers, Patrick R (Patrick Reginald) 1872-1942  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Athlone Countess of Athlone DSI  Search this
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 273, [1] p., [27] leaves of plates (3 folded) : ill., ports., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1934
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Photography of animals  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT12 .E454 1934
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786322

With the Prince of Wales in Africa

Author:
Crossley Motors  Search this
C.C. Wakefield & Co  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill., port., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Africa
South Africa
Date:
1925
1925?]
Topic:
Colonies  Search this
Relations  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT32.1 .W58 1925
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786369

The Prince's visit to Eastern Africa, 1928

Author:
East African Standard  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1929
[1929?]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DA580 .P75 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_798760

The private world of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor / Hugo Vickers ; introduction by Joseph Friedman

Author:
Vickers, Hugo  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972  Search this
Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of 1896-1986  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1996
1995
Edward VIII, 1936
Topic:
Nobility  Search this
History  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_798765

Property from the collection of The Duke & Duchess of Windsor : auction Thursday, September 11, 1997 ... [to] Friday, September 19, 1997 / Sotheby's

Title:
Duke & Duchess of Windsor
Duke & Duchess of Windsor : the public collections
Duke & Duchess of Windsor : the private collections
Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Author:
Sotheby's (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 Estate  Search this
Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of 1896-1986 Estate  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1997
[1997]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
DA580 .S68 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542261

The postage stamps of King Edward VIII (1936) : including check list of cylinder numbers, stamp books and stamps overprinted for Morocco / by F. Hugh Vallancey

Author:
Vallancey, F. Hugh  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972 On postage stamps  Search this
Physical description:
17 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1948
Topic:
Postage stamps  Search this
Postage stamps--Morocco  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.E35 V17 1948
HE6183.E35V17 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_449867

History, coinage, paper notes and medals of Edward VIII of Great Britain, by Richard J. Trowbridge

Author:
Trowbridge, Richard J  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1970
1970]
Topic:
Coins, British  Search this
Paper money  Search this
Medals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461336

Introduction to Edwardian stamps : with tentative checklist for collectors / by Douglas Armstrong

Author:
Armstrong, Douglas Brawn 1888-  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill., maps, port. ; 17 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1936
[1936?]
Topic:
Postage stamps  Search this
Commemorative postage stamps--Edward VIII  Search this
Call number:
HE6183.E35 A73 1936
HE6183.E35A73 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312054

The jewels of the Duchess of Windsor / by Nicholas Rayner

Author:
Rayner, Nicholas  Search this
Subject:
Windsor, Wallis Warfield Duchess of 1896-1986  Search this
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Jewelry--Private collections  Search this
Nobility--Biography  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
DA581.W5R39 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_322393

Accession number and the abdication of King Edward VIII

Subject:
Windsor, Edward Duke of 1894-1972  Search this
George VI King of Great Britain 1895-1952  Search this
Physical description:
1093-1164 p. illus., ports. (part col.) 37 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
Call number:
DA580 .I29
DA580.I29
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_52422

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