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    A journal of the disasters in Affghanistan, 1841-2. Lady Florentia Wynch Sale (1790-1853) was the wife of Sir Robert Henry Sale (1782-1845), a British army officer who served in India and Burma and participated in the ill-fated Anglo-Indian invasion of Afghanistan that triggered the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). The objective of the invasion was to overthrow the amir of Afghanistan, Dost Muhammad Khan, and replace him with Shah ShujaŹ», a former ruler...
    • Contributor: Sale, Florentia Wynch
    • Date: 1843-01-01
    • Resource: - 493 pages
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    Korea, Angus Hamilton was a British journalist who reported for a number of newspapers and journals between 1894 and 1912. Among the events he covered were the Boer War in South Africa, the Boxer uprising in China, and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. He spent several months in Korea as the Far East correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette and produced this book on the...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, A. (Angus)
    • Date: 1904-01-01
    • Resource: - 389 pages
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    Supplement to the 5th anniversary edition of the Oregon journal, Sunday, September 8, 1907.
    • Contributor: Oregon Journal, Portland, OR
    • Date: 1907-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page

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    Afghanistan, Angus Hamilton was a British journalist who reported for a number of newspapers and journals between 1894 and 1912. Among the events he covered were the Boer War in South Africa, the Boxer uprising in China, and the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5. Like most books of this period, Afghanistan approaches its subject through the prism of the rivalry between Great Britain and Russia for...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, A. (Angus)
    • Date: 1910
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    The last journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa. From eighteen hundred and sixty-five to his death. David Livingstone (1813-73) was a Scottish missionary and medical doctor who explored much of the interior of Africa. Livingstone's most famous expedition was in 1866-73, when he traversed much of central Africa in an attempt to find the source of the Nile. This book contains the daily journals that Livingstone kept on this expedition, from his first entry on January 28, 1866, when he...
    • Contributor: Livingstone, David - Waller, Horace
    • Date: 1875-01-01
    • Resource: - 615 pages
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    The Uganda protectorate; an attempt to give some description of the physical geography, botany, zoology, anthropology, languages and history of the territories under British protection in East Central Africa, between the Congo ... Appendix to chapter XIII "Anthropology" and to chapter XIV "Pygmies and forest negroes", by Dr. F. Shrubsall. Paged continuously. Printed by Hazell, Watson, and Viney, ld., London and Aylesbury, England. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. digital files not viewed; td12 2008-11-3
    • Contributor: Johnston, Harry Hamilton - Johnston, Harry
    • Date: 1904-01-01
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    The commentary of Father Monserrate, S. J., on his journey to the court of Akbar. "The Latin text was published in 1914 by the Asiatic society of Bengal, in its Memoirs, vol. III, no. 9." Printed in India.
    • Contributor: Banerjee, S. N. - Monserrate, Antonio - Hoyland, John S. (John Somervell)
    • Date: 1922-01-01
    • Resource: - 302 pages
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    England and Russia in Central Asia. Demetrius Charles Boulger (1853-1928) was a British orientalist who wrote prolifically on topics mainly related to the British Empire. With Sir Lepel Henry Griffin (1838-1908), a British administrator in India, he co-founded the Asiatic Quarterly Review, which he edited for a time. Presented here is Boulger's two-volume England and Russia in Central Asia, published in 1879 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80). Boulger was...
    • Contributor: Boulger, Demetrius Charles
    • Date: 1879-01-01
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    Belgium. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Belgium is Number 26 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the conclusion...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 242 pages
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    Outline of the operations of the British troops in Scinde and Afghanistan, betwixt Nov. 1838 and Nov. 1841; with remarks on the policy of the war. Outline of the Operations of the British Troops in Scinde and Affghanistan is a detailed account of British military operations in the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42) and of the invasion in 1839 by the British East India Company of the province of Sind (in present-day Pakistan). The author, George Buist (1804-60), was editor of the Bombay Times and the book is heavily drawn from...
    • Contributor: Buist, George
    • Date: 1843-01-01
    • Resource: - 362 pages
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    Tales of travel, George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925) was a British politician, traveler, and writer who served as viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 and foreign secretary from 1919 to 1924. As a young man he traveled extensively and wrote several travel books, or books that drew extensively on his travels, including Russia in Central Asia (1889), Persia and the Persian Question (1892), and Problems of the...
    • Contributor: Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon
    • Date: 1923-01-01
    • Resource: - 382 pages
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    Tanganyika: eleven years in Central Africa, This book is an account of the Central African Mission of 1877-88 to Ujiji by Edward C. Hore, a British master mariner who was one of the six original members of the mission. In 1876-77 the London Missionary Society decided to establish the mission, which left Zanzibar for Ujiji on July 21, 1877. Ujiji is a town in the eastern part of present-day Tanzania,...
    • Contributor: Hore, Edward Coode
    • Date: 1892-01-01
    • Resource: - 336 pages
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    A modern pilgrim in Mecca, Major Arthur John Byng Wavell (1882-1916) was a British military officer, Arabist, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Born in London, he was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. In 1900 he joined the Welsh Regiment of the British Army and sailed to British South Africa, where he fought in the Boer War. This was followed by a War Office assignment to...
    • Contributor: Wavell, A. J. B. (Arthur John Byng)
    • Date: 1918-01-01
    • Resource: - 260 pages
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    Flora of Aden Flora of Aden is a botanical catalog of plants found in Aden and vicinity at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The work appeared in three issues in 1914-16. Despite never having traveled to the region, Father Ethelbert Blatter was able to add 250 plants to the literature of the region's known species. He relied on various herbaria and travel accounts, beginning with...
    • Contributor: Blatter, Ethelbert
    • Date: 1914-01-01
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    Narrative of an expedition to the Zambesi and its tributaries; and of the discovery of the lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864. Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone (1813-73) made three great African voyages: across the continent in 1852-56, up the Zambezi River in 1858-64, and the unsuccessful attempt to find the source of the Nile in 1866-73. Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambezi and Its Tributaries is Livingstone's account of the second journey. It was on this voyage, in 1859, that Livingstone reached and...
    • Contributor: Livingstone, Charles - Livingstone, David
    • Date: 1865-01-01
    • Resource: - 664 pages
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    Jeannette inquiry. Before the Committee on Naval Affairs of the United States House of Representatives, Forthy-eighth Congress. This volume is a compilation of the testimony and supporting documentation gathered by the Committee on Naval Affairs of the United States House of Representatives in the course of its inquiry into the loss of the USS Jeannette in the Arctic in 1879-81 and the subsequent fate of the ship's crew. The Jeannette left San Francisco on July 8, 1879, under the command of...
    • Contributor: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Naval Affairs
    • Date: 1884
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    Turkistan; notes of a journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja, Eugene Schuyler (1840-90) was an American diplomat, explorer, author, and scholar who was one of the first foreigners invited by the Russian government to see Russia's newly conquered territories in Central Asia. In 1873, while serving as the secretary of the American legation in Saint Petersburg, Schuyler made an eight-month trip through lands then little known to outsiders. He gathered extensive geographical information and...
    • Contributor: Schuyler, Eugene
    • Date: 1876-01-01
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    Sakhalin. "Authorities": p. 44-46.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 62 pages
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    French possessions in Oceania. "Authorities": p. 66-67.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 86 pages
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    Former German possessions in Oceania. "Appendix" (p. [89]-94): Agreement between Great Britain and Germany, April 25-29, 1885. Declaration of April 6, 1886; April 10, 1886. Final act of Samoa conference, June 14, 1889. Convention and declaration of November 14, 1899. Convention of December 2, 1899. "Authorities": p. [95]-97, [1] p.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 118 pages
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    Eastern Siberia. Appendix (p. [92]-95): Treaty of Nertchinsk, August 27, 1689 (O. S)--Treaty of Aigun, May 16, 1858.--Treaty of Peking, November 14, 1860.--Treaty of Portsmouth (U. S. A.), September 5, 1905.--Russo-Chinese agreement regarding Mongolia. "Authorities": p. 96.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 112 pages
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    Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences at a reception given to the captain and officers of the Jeannett Search Expedition when about to sail from this port in the United States ... "Re-printed from the reports and type of the Daily Alta California and other city papers." The papers include Early discoveries of Wrangel land; The object of Arctic explorations, by C.W. Brooks; Description of the Rodgers; The telegraph in Arctic regions, by James Gamble. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: California Academy of Sciences
    • Date: 1881-01-01
    • Resource: - 24 pages
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    British possessions in Oceania. "Authorities": p. [124]-126.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 144 pages
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    A narrative of the mission sent by the governor-general of India to the court of Ava in 1855, with notices of the country, government, and people. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. digital files not viewed; td12 2008-11-3
    • Contributor: Yule, Henry
    • Date: 1858-01-01
    • Resource: - 512 pages