James Christie: Copies of letters from Zanzibar

Scope and Content

Contemporary copies of letters from James Christie in Zanzibar, 1865-1873, including descriptions of slavery. There are inserted items, including newscuttings, engravings and photographs, and a loose copy of a letter from Christie to his brother, 10 June 1871. The newscuttings include an obituary of Christie, near the end of the volume, taken from The Lancet, 16 January 1892, from which Christie's biographical history is compiled.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

The volume was formerly the property of Jocelyn V. Gibson, whose mother was a Christie. Miss Gibson bequeathed the book to Miss Anne Welsford. Presented to the Library by Miss Anne Welsford, 1977.

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