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

Paxton's flower garden / by Profesor Lindley and Sir Joseph Paxton ; revised by Thomas Baines ... ; with coloured plates ..

Author:
Lindley, John 1799-1865  Search this
Paxton, Joseph Sir 1803-1865  Search this
Editor:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Illustrator:
Fitch, W. H (Walter Hood) 1817-1892  Search this
Donor:
Hewitt, Eleanor 1864-1924 DSI  Search this
Hewitt, Sarah 1859-1930 DSI  Search this
Hewitt, Amelia Bowman 1856-1922 DSI  Search this
Smith, John Donnell 1829-1928 DSI  Search this
Lithographer:
Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes (iv, 195, [1] ; [2], 183, [1] ; [2], 179, [7] pages), 108 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1882
1884
Topic:
Flowers  Search this
Call number:
SB407 .L74 1882
SB407.L74 1882
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_387409

Icons and archives : the Orpen lithograph in the context of 19th-century depictions of rock paintings / Justine Wintjes

Author:
Wintjes, Justine  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Orpen, J. M (Joseph Millard) 1828-1923  Search this
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Africa, Southern
Date:
2014
Topic:
Rock paintings  Search this
Rock paintings--Research  Search this
Call number:
P92.S58 C74X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038010

The cartography of Thomas Baines

Author:
Stone, Jeffrey C  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875 Map collections  Search this
Type:
Articles
Maps
Place:
Africa, Southern
Date:
1999
Topic:
Cartography  Search this
Historical geography  Search this
Call number:
DT1068.B35 T56 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_778258

Lion and dead buffalo, near the Domus (or Thomas) River, a branch of the Chomgani, six miles N.E. of the Emampanjene Matabeleland - Watson and Umfundisi - Monday evening, May 18, 1870

Author:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Author:
Mohr, Eduard 1828-1876  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item 14.75 x 10.5 in. (art), 26 x 22 in. (frame)
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Works of art
Place:
Africa
Date:
1870
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Art006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1041443

Victoria Falls. Colored print, approximately 1870

Author:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Author:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item 7 x 10.75 in
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Pictorial works
Works of art
Place:
Africa
Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Date:
1870
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Art007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1041444

Storekeeper's manuscript notebook to the Zambesi Expedition led by Dr. Livingstone, 1858-1859

Author:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Author:
Kirk, John Sir 1832-1922  Search this
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Rae, George engineer active 1858  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (55 pages) 8.75 x 9.75 x 2.5 in. (box), 7 x 9 x 1.5 in. (bound journal)
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (document genre)
Place:
Africa
Date:
1858
1859
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042945

Thomas Baines autograph journal of his first journey into the South African gold fields, Transvaal and Matabeleland, 12 May 1869 -2 April 1870

Author:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Author:
Lobengula King of the Matabele approximately 1833-1893?  Search this
Umnombate  Search this
Oliver, E. active 1869  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
South African Gold Fields Exploration Company  Search this
Former owner:
Hosken, F. W., DSI  Search this
Hosken, Ida DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (207 leaves) 8 x 10.25 x 1 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (document genre)
Place:
Africa, Southern
Africa
Southern Africa
Date:
1869
1870
Topic:
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Gold  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
M005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042946

The northern goldfields diaries of Thomas Baines; edited by J. P. R. Wallis

Author:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Wallis, J. P. R (John Peter Richard) 1880-1957  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. fronts. (1 col.) illus., plates (part col.) ports., maps (part fold.) 27 cm
Type:
Books
Sources
Place:
Matabeleland
Zimbabwe
Date:
1946
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT964.M4B3X 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400378

Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875. Storekeeper's manuscript notebook to the Zambesi Expedition led by Dr. Livingstone

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Manuscripts (document genre), 8.75 x 9.75 x 2.5 in. (box), 7 x 9 x 1.5 in. (bound journal))
Container:
Item M004
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1858 - 1859
Scope and Contents note:
Contains Baines' autograph manuscript account of stores taken on board the "Pearl" at Birkenhead, notes on the issue of stores, and records of provisions. Includes the manuscript account of Sir John Kirk's interview with Baines, following the accusation by Livingstone of the pilfering of stores, on 26 October 1859, in Kirk's hand, signed by himself and Rae; two other entries by Kirk, and pencil annotations by David Livingstone.
General note:
Disbound.
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.
See more items in:
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Russell E. Train Africana collection / 5: Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014-ref1467
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Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875. Autograph journal of his first journey into the South African gold fields, Transvaal and Matabeleland

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Manuscripts (document genre), 8 x 10.25 x 1 in.)
Container:
Item M005
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1869 May 12 - 1870 April 2
Scope and Contents note:
This journal covers approximately the first half of Baines' first journey as agent of the South African Gold Fields Exploration Company, describing the incidents of the journey north from the borders of the Transvaal Republic into modern Zimbabwe as far as Maghunda, including encounters with tribesmen, traders, missionaries and wildlife, negotiations with the chieftain Umnombate for permission to explore, prospecting for gold near the Hartley Hills, early interviews with the last Matabele King, Lobengula (or Nobengulu), and descriptions of the daily practical business of pioneering travel in southern Africa.
General note:
207 leaves (numbered 119-325), with 80 leaves in pencil, the remainder carbon copy, with occasional markings and corrections in another hand in blue or red pencil, or ink 18 marginal sketches of wildlife, landscape, or shifts of camp life, and three sketched maps of river systems.
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.
See more items in:
Russell E. Train Africana collection
Russell E. Train Africana collection / 5: Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014-ref1470

[Thomas Baines : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Baines, Thomas
Restrictions & Rights:
Photocopies of items in the folder(s) are available upon request, subject to fees and other current copyright guidelines for reproduction.
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669518

Voyage dans le Sud-ouest de l'Afrique; ou, Récits d'explorations faites en 1861 et 1862 depuis la baie Valsich jusqu'aux chutes Victoria / Thomas Baines ; traduits et abrégés par J. Belin-de Launay

Author:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 298, 16 p., [14] leaves of plates : ill., 1 map (folded) ; 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Africa, Southern
Date:
1880
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT731 .B17 1880
DT731.B17 1880
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_296438

The Victoria Falls, Zambesi River : sketched on the spot (during the journey of J. Chapman & T. Baines) / by T. Baines

Author:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Heryng, J.v. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
8 p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. (lithographs) ; 57 x 38 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Zambezi River
Date:
1865
Call number:
DT962 .B25X 1865
DT962.B25X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_197334

T. Baines

Artist:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Publisher:
Sanlam  Search this
Subject:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Sanlam Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio (1 booklet, 7 sheets) : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Pictorial works
In art
Place:
Africa, Southern
South Africa
Bellville
Date:
1988
19th century
Topic:
Painting, English  Search this
Animals  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013893

"Possessing botanical interest" : Thomas Baines's contribution to 19th century botany

Title:
Thomas Baines's contribution to 19th century botany
Author:
Arnold, Marion I  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa, Southern
Date:
1999
Topic:
Botanical illustration  Search this
Call number:
N7392 .S68 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_819913

"Some little bit of effective representation" : photography and painting on the South West Africa expedition of James Chapman and Thomas Baines, 1861-62

Author:
Godby, Michael  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Chapman, James 1831-1872  Search this
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa, Southern
Date:
1999
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Call number:
N7392 .S68 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_819920

Thomas Baines : an artist in the service of science in Southern Africa : paintings from the collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Natural History Museum, London / edited by Michael Stevenson

Author:
Stevenson, Michael 1966-  Search this
Christie, Manson & Woods  Search this
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)  Search this
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew  Search this
Natural History Museum (London, England)  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Physical description:
211 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
In art
Place:
Africa, Southern
Great Britain
Date:
1999
[1999]
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899845

Thomas Baines : an artist in the service of science in Southern Africa : paintings from the collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Natural History Museum, London / edited by Michael Stevenson

Author:
Stevenson, Michael 1966-  Search this
Christie, Manson & Woods  Search this
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)  Search this
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew  Search this
Natural History Museum (London, England)  Search this
Subject:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Physical description:
211 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
In art
Place:
Africa, Southern
Great Britain
Date:
1999
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
DT1068.B35 T56 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_739834

Thomas Baines : British/South Africa, 1820-1875

Author:
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Baines, Thomas 1820-1875  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2000
Call number:
ND1092 .S74 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_757322

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