Catalogue description Papers relating to African expeditions

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Details of RM 19
Reference: RM 19
Title: Papers relating to African expeditions

This collection consists of volumes relating to four different expeditions into Africa in the 19th century:

  • West Africa Niger Expedition, c1840-1886;
  • Zambesi Expedition, 1859-1883;
  • East Africa - Kilimanjaro Expedition, 1881-1890;
  • Sierra Leone, Boundary Commission, 1890-1893.

Date: 1840-1893
Held by: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives, not available at The National Archives
Copies held at:

The whole of the volumes of the Zambesi and Kilimanjaro Expeditions have been digitised as part of the Aluka2 Project. Every item within this volume has been catalogued and the digital images and descriptions are available on line through the Aluka website since Feb 2007:

Former reference in its original department: AEX
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 4 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Publication note:

Published library material is available at the RBG, Kew.

Unpublished finding aids:

The material in this series has been calendared to folio level and is available at RBG, Kew

Administrative / biographical background:

Described at subseries level for each of the expeditions.

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