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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:

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. Autograph letter signed, to the British Assistant Political Resident at Aden [William M. Coghlan], from Camp Aden

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence, 8 x 12.75 in.)
Container:
Item M020
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1855 February 21
Scope and Contents note:
Regarding Speke's troubles in Somaliland, "... Lt. Speke ... a member of the Somali Expedition has reported to me in the strongest terms the bad conduct of Mhammed Samattar (sic) his Abar guide ..., Lt. Speke has been plundered, threatened, detained, & impeded from entering the country which he was directed to explore. If such conduct be allowed to pass unnoticed, or rather, I should say, if it be not visited with severe chastisement, I apprehend that it will be prejudicial to the future of the Expedition ... I have directed Lt. Speke to call at your office today and supported by his two ministers ... to proffer a special complaint."
General note:
William Marcus Coghlan was British Assistant Political Resident at Aden from 1854-1863.
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
Russell E. Train Africana collection / 5: Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014-ref1542

Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890. Autograph letter signed to "My Dear Sir", dated "Tuesday 7" only

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence, 3.5 x 5.25 in.)
Container:
Item M021
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1821 - 1890
Scope and Contents note:
"Corrected proofs and ms. returned." Requests return of a book which he had loaned. Says he has to hurry and that his time is short.
General note:
On stationery with engraved Arabic lettering at top.
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-ref1545

Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po By a F.R.G.S. With map and illustration

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume fronts. (volume 2, folded map) 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Afrique occidentale
West Africa
Date:
1863
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Descriptions et voyages  Search this
Call number:
DT471.B97X 1863
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_273793

To the Gold Coast for gold. Volume I / Richard Francis Burton

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
191 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ghana
Madeira Islands
Canary Islands
Sierra Leone
Date:
2015
Topic:
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050169

To the Gold Coast for gold. Vol. II / Burton, Richard Francis, Sir

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
87 pages ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, West
Ghana
Date:
2012
Topic:
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086829

A catalogue of the library of Sir Richard Burton, K.C.M.G., held by the Royal Anthropological Institute / edited by B.J. Kirkpatrick

Author:
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Library  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Kirkpatrick, B. J (Brownlee Jean)  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Library  Search this
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Library  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 170 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Catalogs
Place:
England
London
Date:
1978
Topic:
Rare books  Search this
Private libraries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811211

Catalogue of valuable books, manuscripts & autographs letters of Sir Richard Francis Burton, 1821-1890 : many recorded for the first time including a fine portrait in oils

Title:
Catalogue of valuable books, manuscripts and autographs letters ..
Sir Richard Burton, 1821-1890
Author:
Spink & Son  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Library  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Manuscripts  Search this
Spink & Son  Search this
Physical description:
[84] p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
England
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Private libraries  Search this
Manuscripts, English  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811214

An annotated bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton / by Norman M. Penzer ; preface by F. Grenfell Baker

Author:
Penzer, N. M (Norman Mosley) 1892-1960-  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 351 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Date:
1923
Call number:
Z8136.2 .P46 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811226

A rage to live : a biography of Richard and Isabel Burton / Mary S. Lovell

Author:
Lovell, Mary S  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Marriage  Search this
Burton, Isabel Lady 1831-1896  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 910 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1998
Topic:
Explorers' spouses  Search this
Explorers  Search this
Scholars  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_711976

The city of the saints : among the Mormons and across the Rocky Mountains to California / by Richard F. Burton

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
512 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Utah
Salt Lake City (Utah)
West (U.S.)
Date:
2003
C2003
19th century
Topic:
Mormons--History  Search this
Overland journeys to the Pacific  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723873

Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains : an exploration / by Richard F. Burton

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., 1 map ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nigeria
Cameroon
Abeokuta (Nigeria)
Cameroon Mountain (Cameroon)
Date:
1863
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT515.9.A14 B97 1863b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774288

First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar / by Captain Sir Richard F. Burton ; edited by his wife, Isabel Burton

Title:
Exploration of Hārar
Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Burton, Isabel Lady 1831-1896  Search this
Speke, John Hanning 1827-1864  Search this
Barker, William C  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (209, 276 p.) : 4 col. pl. (incl. fronts., ports.), map, plan, diagrs ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ethiopia
Somalia
Hārer (Ethiopia)
Date:
1894
Topic:
Harari language  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774302

Reisen in Süd-Afrika in den Jahren 1849 bis 1857 / von Ladislaus Magyar ; Aus dem Ungarischen von Johann Hunfalvy

Title:
Süd-Afrika
Author:
Magyar, László 1818-1864  Search this
Hunfalvy, János 1820-1888  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 450 p., [8] leaves of plates : fold. col. map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1859
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT1030 .M3415 1859
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776811

Mission to Gelele, king of Dahome : with notices of the so-called "Amazons", the grand customs, the yearly customs, the human sacrifices, the present state of the slave trade, and the Negro's place in nature / by Richard F. Burton

Title:
Mission to the king of Dahome
Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Burton, Samuel Skey DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., fronts. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Benin
Date:
1864
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Amazons  Search this
Black race  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT541 .B97 1864b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780312

The search for the source of the Nile : correspondence between Captain Richard Burton, Captain John Speke and others, from Burton's unpublished East African Letter Book; together with other related letters and papers in the collection of Quentin Keynes, Esq. / edited and with a biographical commentary by Donald Young ; and with a preface by Quentin Keynes

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Young, Donald  Search this
Keynes, Quentin  Search this
Roxburghe Club  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890  Search this
Speke, John Hanning 1827-1864  Search this
Physical description:
xxxi, 207 p. : ill., 1 map ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Place:
Great Britain
Nile River
Date:
1999
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
DT117 .B974 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789142

In search of Sir Richard Burton : papers from a Huntington Library symposium / edited by Alan H. Jutzi

Author:
Jutzi, Alan H. 1945-  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890  Search this
Physical description:
141 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Explorers--Biography  Search this
Scholars--Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789148

L'africain de l'Est d'après Burton

Author:
Marissal, Jacques  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Views on Africans  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1981
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
DT6.5 .S64 1981X AFA
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_694513

New sources on the Nile controversy : the letters of Capt. Sir Richard Burton

Author:
Young, Donald A  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Correspondence  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Uganda
Date:
1995
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT434.U2 U3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508014

The city of the saints, and across the Rocky Mountains to California. By Richard F. Burton ..

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Engraver:
Adlard, Henry  Search this
Weller, Edward -1884  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
[7], x-xii, [4], 574, [2] p., [2] folded leaves of plates, incl. illus., front., map, plan. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Utah
Salt Lake City (Utah)
Date:
1862
Topic:
Mormons  Search this
Overland journeys to the Pacific  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F826 .B972X 1862
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509244

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