Central Africa,1881

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

Dr Ebenezer Southon, Urambo - visit of king of Watuta; unhealthy conditions at Ujiji; his hospital and LMS directors' disapproval; death of David Williams through sunstroke;

Edward Hore, Aden and Algiers

William Griffith, Uguha - witchcraft; circumcision; the Batwa and Kihuha; itinterating journal enclosed; relations between Arabs and Waguha

Dr Walter Palmer, Uguha - his illness and return to Britain

Alfred Wookey, Ujiji and Uyui - visit to a sacred spring; Arabs and Wajiji fighting; Ujiji unhealthy, central station must be on higher ground

Walter Hutley, Ujiji, Uguha, Urambo and Unyanyambe - visit by deputation from chief of Wajiji; Ujiji report Oct 1880 to June 1881; buildings; paper on Islam in central Africa

David Williams, Urambo

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed list for Central Africa Incoming Correspondence, 1876-1899 (list E1) is available for available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library.

Archivist's Note