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My Wanderings in the Soudan

Show simple item record Speedy, Cornelia Mary 2010-10-15T07:52:47Z 2010-10-15T07:52:47Z 1884
dc.description First Edition, 2 vols., vol. I with a title-page vignette, 9 other text illustrations, and a folding map mounted on linen, vol. II with a title-page vignette and 9 other text illustrations, 8vo., pp. xvi, 239, x, 264, near contemporary half calf, the spines with 6 compartments decorated and ruled in gilt, marbled edges and end-papers, some light foxing, the emblem of the New South Wales Library of Parliament blocked in gilt on the spines and upper boards, an attractive copy of a rare item. en_US
dc.description “...I am, I believe, with the exception of Lady Baker, the only lady who has as yet made a tour through the Soudan...My original wish was to go to Abyssinia–special interest regarding that country having been raised in my mind from Captain Speedy’s residence there many years before, his connection with it during the Expedition of 1867 and 1868 under Lord Napier of Magdala, and his subsequent guardianship of the late Prince Alamayu, son of Theodore, King John’s predecessor. I did not, however, get so far. Our plans resolved themselves...into a shooting tour through that part of Nubia known as the Eastern Soudan...From Suakin we followed the caravan track to Kassala, from which town we went to the river Settit, the most southerly point of our wanderings; and though we were within sight of the Abyssinian hills, we did not cross the border. I still, however, cherish a secret hope that the day may yet arrive when I shall find myself at the Court of King Johannes...since my husband has been again called to that country to pioneer that Mission recently sent to it under Sir William Hewett.” (From the preface). Speedy undertook her travels in 1878. For another contemporary account of the Eastern Sudan, and of the Hewett Mission, see: Wylde (A.B.) ‘83 to ‘87 in the Soudan, with an Account of Sir William Hewett’s Mission to King John of Abyssinia. en
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Richard Bentley & Son en_US
dc.title My Wanderings in the Soudan en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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