A journey in French West Africa in 1901
||A journey in French West Africa in 1901
(former reference: MSS 43)
||White, S Forbes, fl 1878-1918
|Extent and Medium
||1 envelope; paper; Typewritten
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
S. Forbes White's background is not known.
An account of a journey undertaken by White, then 23, and two companions, from Dakar through St Louis, Kayes (on Mungo Park's route to the Niger), and Djéné on the Bani River, arriving finally at Bobodiulasso, 15 pages. There are references to the activities of Samori and comments on colonial policy. The account is accompanied by a covering letter from White to the Secretary of the Royal Empire Society, 12 July 1948, and the Secretary's reply, 21 July 1948.
Presented by the author, 1948.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, A journey in French West Africa in 1901, RCMS 145
The material has been microfilmed, and the list is published by Adam Matthew Publications Ltd: 'Africa through Western eyes, parts 1 & 2: Original manuscripts from the Royal Commonwealth Society Library at Cambridge University Library - a listing and guide to the microfilm collection' (2000).
The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes White's account of a visit to Siberia, RCMS 22/17.
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), pp. 87-88. Indexed
This collection level description was created by RAS.
Available on microfilm: Reel 6.
|Kayes, Région De|
|Mopti, Région De|
|White, S Forbes (fl 1878-1918)|
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