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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
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Lithograph, "Meeting of Livingstone with Stanley at Ujiji, Lake Tanganyika." W.P. Bennett (publisher?)

Artist:
Tarlington, A.,  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
W.P. Bennett (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Physical description:
1 print 15 x 20 in. (art), 23.5 x 28.75 in. (frame)
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Portraits
Lithographs
Works of art
Place:
Africa
Date:
1871
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Art059
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042586

Engraving, "The summit of Kilima-njaro, a snow-clad mountain in Central Africa from a sketch by the Rev. Charles New, of the Livingstone Relief Expedition." approximately 1872

Author:
New, Charles 1840-1875,  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 print 9.75 x 7 in
Type:
Electronic resources
Pictorial works
Engravings (prints)
Works of art
Place:
Africa
Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)
Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro
Date:
1872
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Art045
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042597

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

John Kirk autograph letter signed to an unnamed recipient, from 54 Albert Street, London, dated 7 April 1865

Author:
Kirk, John Sir 1832-1922  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  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:
Nyasa, Lake
Africa
Lake Nyasa
Date:
1865
Topic:
Plants  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M077
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043362

John Kirk handwritten bill of exchange for "Four Hundred and seventy nine pounds nine shillings and four pence being the full amount of expenses incurred on behalf of Dr. Livingstone's expedition up to this date 10th of June, 1870."

Author:
Kirk, John Sir 1832-1922  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Young, James 1811-1883  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) 8 x 6.75 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (document genre)
Place:
Africa
Date:
1870
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Call number:
M080
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043364

Richard Cecil autograph letter signed to Rev. W. Ellis, from Ongar, 24 November 1838

Title:
Letter to Rev. W. Ellis, from Ongar
Correspondent:
Cecil, Richard 1799-1863  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Moore, Joseph Rev. -1893  Search this
London Missionary Society  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Joseph Rev. -1893  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (3 pages) 7 x 6.5 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Scotland
Date:
1838
Topic:
Missionaries  Search this
Call number:
M098
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043365

Livingstone and Stanley (all round the world) nineteenth century manuscript notes for a lecture to be illustrated with slides

Author:
Wilkie, E. H. active 1871  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  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 (approximately 64 pages) 7.5 x 9.5 x 0.75 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (document genre)
Place:
Africa
Date:
1871
1878
Topic:
Voyages around the world  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M104
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043366

Charles Frederick Mackenzie autograph letter signed to Professor Sedgwick, from Oxford, 19 November 1859

Author:
Mackenzie, Charles Frederick Bishop 1825-1862  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Sedgwick, Adam 1785-1873  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Universities' Mission to Central Africa  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (1 page) 8 x 10 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1859
Call number:
M106
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043369

"The Christian" Series of Picture Models No. 1

Publisher:
Morgan and Scott  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Physical description:
1 item 15.5 x 13 in
Type:
Pictorial works
Portraits
Paper dolls
Place:
Africa
Date:
1870
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Call number:
M209
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044707

Ten-bore half stocked percussion shot and ball gun, made for the African trade, with the stock extended and native repairs with shrunken leather, and native brass wire. Manufactured by Hollis and Sons, approximately 1860

Author:
Hollis and Sons  Search this
Cameron, Verney Lovett 1844-1894  Search this
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Wainwright, Joseph active 1873  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Carswell, William active 1910 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item 50 in. (length)
Type:
Specimens
Artifacts (object genre)
Place:
Africa
Date:
1860
Topic:
Firearms  Search this
Call number:
A001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1044709

Agnes Livingstone Bruce autograph diary, 22 July 1865 to 14 August 1865

Author:
Bruce, Agnes Livingstone 1847-1912  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (107 pages) 5 x 7.75 x 1 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Diaries
Place:
France
Date:
1865
Topic:
Diaries  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
M203
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045112

Henry Morton Stanley autograph letter signed to Agnes Livingstone, from 5 Duchess Street, Portland Place, 20 October 1872

Correspondent:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Author:
Bruce, Agnes Livingstone 1847-1912  Search this
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873 Travel  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (1 page) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1872
Topic:
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M160
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045140

Henry Morton Stanley autograph letter signed to Mrs. Bruce (formerly Agnes Livingstone), from 30 Sackville Street, 28 January 1878

Correspondent:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Author:
Bruce, Agnes Livingstone 1847-1912  Search this
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Livingstone, Thomas Steele 1849-1876  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 7 in. (document), 4.75 x 3.75 in. (envelope)
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1878
Topic:
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M158
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045142

Henry Morton Stanley autograph remarks, unsigned, addressed to "Ladies & Gentlemen of the Ancient & Honourable Company of Turners."

Correspondent:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Author:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890 Travel  Search this
Livingstone, David 1813-1873 Travel  Search this
Speke, John Hanning 1827-1864 Travel  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (6 pages) 8.5 x 10.75 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (document genre)
Place:
Africa
Date:
1871
Topic:
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M157
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045143

Henry Morton Stanley autograph letter signed to Lady Franklin (widow of Sir John Franklin), from 5 Duchess Street, Portland Place, 4 November 1872

Correspondent:
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Author:
Franklin, Jane Griffin Lady 1792-1875  Search this
Frere, Bartle 1815-1884  Search this
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1872
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Call number:
M156
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045144

"Livingstone's loom," Malawi / Sarah Worden

Author:
Worden, Sarah (Museum curator)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873 Ethnological collections  Search this
National Museum of Scotland  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Malawi
Date:
2015
Topic:
Handlooms  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Call number:
BV2420 .T76 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047991

Livingstone, David, 1813-1873. 7 autograph letters including an Autograph letter signed to "My dear brother in the Lord" Mr. John Naismith Sr. of Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence, 7.75 x 12.75 in.)
Container:
Item M081
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1841 December 2
Scope and Contents note:
7 autograph letters by David Livingstone include: an ALS to "My dear brother in the Lord" Mr. John Naismith Sr. of Hamilton, Lanarkshire], dated Kuruman 2 December 1841 (4 pages; Clendennen & Cunningham #38). Written on his return from his first journey into the interior and reporting on what he termed as "the land of the Shadow of Death". It includes a description of a tribe which has not seen a white man before.
General note:
With address panel. This letter is among the first twenty recorded from Livingstone on his arrival in Africa.
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-ref1822
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Livingstone, David, 1813-1873. Autograph letter signed to R.N. Hayward, from Mabotsa, South Africa

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (Correspondence, 33 x 20 cm)
Container:
Item M082
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1845 May 28
Scope and Contents note:
Livingstone recounts his experience with and recovery from a lion attack that left him with eleven ugly gashes and a shattered humerus. He describes the mission that he has established at Mabotsa, and asks Hayward to send him a copy of the Lancet or a newspaper sometime. Some persons or tribes named in the letter include Hancock, Houston, Mosilikatse, and Bamangwato.
General note:
Page 4 of the letter functioned as a self-envelope, addressed to Mr. Hayward (at various London-area locations handwritten and crossed-through: Ramsgate, Paddington, Bayswater); sent via a Liverpool ship, postmarked 21 No[vember] 1845; sent care of Rev'd Dr. Philip, Cape Town
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-ref1825
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Livingstone, David, 1813-1873. Autograph letter signed to William Fairbrother, from Kolobeng, Bakwain country

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence, 23 x 19 cm)
Container:
Item M083
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1847 August 9
Scope and Contents note:
Livingstone expresses concern for Fairbrother's afflictions. He mentions his lion attack. He describes the mission that he is setting up next to Kolobeng stream, and how his family has been doing. Some persons or tribes named in the letter include Mrs. Pyne; Mr. Edwards; Mosilikatse; Sewell; the Bakaa tribe; the Makalaka tribe; the Bakhatla tribe; the Bakwains tribe. Places mentioned include the valley of Mosega; Mabotsa; Kuruman; Lattakoo; Chonnane; and Kolobeng stream.
General note:
Page 4 of the letter functioned as a self-envelope, addressed to Rev. W. Fairbrother, care of Benjamin Pyne esq[ui]re, North Weald, Essex. "Care of Dr. Philip, Cape Town" has been crossed through. Sent via ship, postmarked May 9, 1848.
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-ref1828
Online Media:

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