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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:

Vanity Fair cartoon, "Big Game," depicting F.C. Selous

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Physical description:
1 item 1. 10.5 x 15.75 in. (2 copies) 2. 4 x 14 in
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Portraits
Cartoons (humorous images)
Works of art
Place:
Africa
Date:
1894
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
Art048
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042595

John Guille Millais autograph letter signed, concluding with a pen and ink sketch, to "Dear Fred" (Frederick Courtenay Selous), from Horsham, Sussex, 8 October 1911

Author:
Millais, John Guille 1865-1931  Search this
Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Millais, John Guille 1865-1931 Travel  Search this
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) illustration 5.25 x 8.5 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Portraits
Correspondence
Place:
Norway
Africa
Date:
1911
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Travel  Search this
Call number:
M109
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043372

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Mr. Mathers, from Barrymore House, Wargrave, Henley-on-Thames, 1893

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
George V King of Great Britain 1865-1936  Search this
Mary Princess, Duchess of Teck 1833-1897  Search this
Mathers, Edward P (Edward Peter) 1850-1924  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1893
Call number:
M132
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043729

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to "My Dear Thomas," from Auchentoshan, Dalmuir, New Brunswick, 25 December 1894

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Jameson, James S (James Sligo) 1856-1888  Search this
Rhodes, Cecil 1853-1902  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) 4 x 6 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Zimbabwe
Matabeleland
Matabeleland (Zimbabwe)
Date:
1894
Topic:
Big game hunting  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
M133
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043731

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Mr. Bulwer, Surrey, 18 September, approximately 1897

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Bulwer, Henry Ernest Gascoyne Sir 1836-1914  Search this
Collison, H. C. -1888  Search this
Phillips, George Arthur -1894  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Collison, H. C. -1888  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Matabeleland (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwe
Matabeleland
Date:
1897
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M134
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043732

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Sir Walter Besant, from Alpine Lodge, Surrey, 12 July, approximately 1898

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Besant, Walter 1836-1901  Search this
Chamberlain, Joseph 1836-1914  Search this
Rhodes, Cecil 1853-1902  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (6 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1898
Topic:
Jameson's Raid, 1895-1896  Search this
South African War, 1899-1902  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
M135
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043733

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to his publishers, Richard Bentley and Son, on Royal Geographical Society letterhead but amended to "28 Gloucester Road, Regents Park", dated 14 January 1898

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Richard Bentley and Son  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (3 pages) 4.25 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1898
Call number:
M136
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043734

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Mr. Colles, from Surrey, 3 September 1899

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Colles, William Morris 1855-1926  Search this
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917 Sport and travel  Search this
Longmans, Green, and Co  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (3 pages) 4.25 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1899
Call number:
M137
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043735

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Mr. Colles, Surrey, 22 August 1901

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Colles, William Morris 1855-1926  Search this
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917 Sport and travel  Search this
Longmans, Green, and Co  Search this
Richard Bentley and Son  Search this
Rowland Ward Ltd  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.25 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1901
Call number:
M138
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043736

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Mr. Colles, Surrey, 27 December 1901

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Colles, William Morris 1855-1926  Search this
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917 Sport and travel  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
Date:
1901
Call number:
M139
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043737

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Dear Sir, Surrey, 22 March 1903

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Aflalo, Frederick G (Frederick George) 1870-1918  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (3 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1903
Topic:
Big game hunting  Search this
Call number:
M140
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043738

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to "The Author's Syndicate" from Surrey, 11 October 1903

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Findlay, Frederick Roderick Noble Big game shooting and travel in south-east Africa  Search this
Author's Syndicate  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (1 page) 4.5 x 6.75 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1903
Topic:
Big game hunting  Search this
Call number:
M141
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043739

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Mr. Metcalfe, Surrey, 29 June 1908

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Colles, William Morris 1855-1926  Search this
Findlay, Frederick Roderick Noble Big game shooting and travel in south-east Africa  Search this
Metcalfe, William Charles  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (2 pages) 4.5 x 7 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1901
Call number:
M142
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043740

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph letter signed to Mr. Dugmore from Heatherside, Worplesdon, Surrey, 13 May 1913

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Dugmore, A. Radclyffe (Arthur Radclyffe) 1870-1955  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (4 pages) 4.5 x 6 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Date:
1913
Call number:
M143
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043741

Frederick Courteney Selous autograph title page for African nature notes and reminiscences, bearing Selous' signature, together with a typescript of the Preface

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
5 pages 7 x 9 in. - 8.5 x 11 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1907
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
M144
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043742

Christmas in an African desert. Clipping of a newspaper article from Wide world magazine

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Author:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
1 item (8 pages) 7 x 9 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings (information artifacts)
Place:
Africa
Date:
1900
Topic:
Christmas  Search this
Travel  Search this
Call number:
M145c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043745

Seattle post-iIntelligencer newspaper clipping about Frederick Courteney Selous, 6 January 1917

Author:
Selous, Frederick Courteney 1851-1917  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 item 2.75 x 14.5 in
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings (information artifacts)
Date:
1917
Call number:
M145e
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043747

Selous, Frederick Courteney, 1851-1917. Autograph letter signed to Mr. Mathers, from Barrymore House, Wargrave, Henley-on-Thames

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 M132
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1893
Scope and Contents note:
Selous declines to contribute to a wedding gift for the Duke of York and Princess Mary of Teck.
General note:
Correspondent tentatively identified as E. P. Mathers, author of Zambesia. M132 is the accession number in the Russell E. Train inventory list of the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History.
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-ref1976

Selous, Frederick Courteney, 1851-1917. Autograph letter signed to "My Dear Thomas," from Auchentoshan, Dalmuir, New Brunswick

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 M133
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1894 December 25
Scope and Contents note:
Concerns a possible candidate for his next collecting trip to Matabeleland. Selous also reports that he had been unable to see Rhodes or Jameson.
General note:
M133 is the accession number in the Russell E. Train inventory list of the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History. Correspondent "Thomas" has not been identified.
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-ref1979

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