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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:

The Alur legend of Sir Samuel Baker and the Mukama Kabarega / by A. Southall

Author:
Southall, Aidan 1920-2009  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Duhaga II King of Bunyoro 1882?-1924  Search this
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Type:
Legends
Date:
1951
Topic:
Alur (African people)  Search this
Call number:
DT434.U2 U3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113964

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to Sir Roderick Murchison, from Hedenham Hall, 8 March 1867

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Murchison, Roderick Impey Sir 1792-1871  Search this
Author:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (12 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1867
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042947

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to a Mr. Barnes from Sandford Orleigh, 1 June 1864

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
Ismail Khedive of Egypt 1830-1895  Search this
Barnes Mr. active 1864  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Novikov Mme. active 1864  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1864
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042948

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to Mr. (Cuthbert?) Larking, from Ismailia "n.lat 4, 54," dated 29 April 1873

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
Larking, Cuthbert  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4 x 6 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1873
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042949

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to Mr. Craik, 17 March 1891; from Singrampur, C.P

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
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
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1891
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006d
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042950

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

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
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
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 5 x 8 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
188u
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006e
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042951

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to Mr. Craik, from Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbott, 10 September 1891

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
Craik, Henry Sir 1846-1927  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1891
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006f
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042952

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to Mr. Craik, from Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbott, 30 October 1893

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
Craik, Henry Sir 1846-1927  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4 x 6 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1893
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006g
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042953

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to Dr. Murray, from Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbott

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
Murray, T. Douglas  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1821
1893
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006h
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042954

Samuel White Baker autograph letter signed to an unknown recipient, 2 September 1883

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer  Search this
Macmillan & Co  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (1 page) 4 x 6 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1883
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006i
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042955

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
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006j
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042956

Samuel White Baker letter to Mr. Walter, dated 1 January 1884[?]

Correspondent:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Author:
Walter Mr. active 1884  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1884
Topic:
Female circumcision  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M006k
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042957

Heinrich Barth autograph letter signed, to an unknown recipient, from 6 Schellingstrasse, Berlin, 22 February 1864

Correspondent:
Barth, Heinrich 1821-1865  Search this
Author:
Leo Africanus approximately 1492-approximately 1550  Search this
Baikie, William Balfour 1825-1864  Search this
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) 5 x 8 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1864
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042958

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

James Augustus Grant autograph letter signed to Sir Samuel Baker, from Upper Grosvenor Street, 'Midnight' 26 June 1890

Author:
Grant, James Augustus 1827-1892  Search this
Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Speke, John Hanning 1827-1864  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904 In darkest Africa  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (8 pages) 4 x 6 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1890
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M063d
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043318

Charles George Gordon autograph letter signed to Sir Samuel Baker, from Duflé, 18 October 1875

Author:
Gordon, Charles George 1833-1885  Search this
Author:
Baker, Samuel White Sir 1821-1893  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) 9.5 x 12.75 x 0.5 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Nile River
Date:
1875
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M061
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043719

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.
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-ref1473
Online Media:

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.
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-ref1475

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.
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-ref1477
Online Media:

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