Letter by Fredrick John Dealtry Lugard

Scope and Content

This small collection contains a letter from Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard concerning the sending of two skins of the wild dog of East Central Africa to a museum in England for inspection.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard was born on 22 January 1858 and died on 11 April 1945. He was a British soldier, an explorer of Africa and a colonial administrator, who was Governor of Hong Kong (1907-1912) and Governor-General of Nigeria (1914-1919).

Sir William Henry Flower was born on 30 November 1831 and died on 1 July 1899. He was an English comparative anatomist and surgeon, becoming a leading authority on mammals, in particular, on the primate brain. He supported Thomas Henry Huxley in an important controversy with Richard Owen about the human brain, and eventually succeeded Owen as Director of the Natural History Museum.

Access Information

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated in Aug 1964

Related Material

Other repositories:

Papers of Frederick Dealtry Lugard at the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House [GB 0162 MSS Lugard]

Letters to and from Sir William and Lady Flower at the Natural History Museum Archives [DF 5012/25]