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[Johnston, Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston.

[Johnston, Harry Hamilton ] Casada, James A.

Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston. A Bio-Bibliographical Study.

Basel, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 1977. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. 120 pages. Softcover / publisher’s original wrappers. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Interior very bright and clean. [Mitteilungen Der Basler Afrika Bibliographien – Communications From the Basel Africa Bibliography – Volume 18].

Includes, for example, the following: Biographical Sketch / Bibliography Part I: Manuscript Material / Bibliography Part II: Works by Johnston / Bibliography Part III: Works relating to Johnston.

Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston GCMG KCB (12 June 1858 – 31 July 1927), frequently known as Harry Johnston, was a British explorer who travelled widely in Africa, botanist, artist, colonial administrator and linguist who spoke many African languages. He published 40 books on African subjects and was one of the key players in the Scramble for Africa that occurred at the end of the 19th century (Wikipedia).
According to the introduction of this slim volume Johnston was “instrumental in founding both the Royal African Society and the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.″
He was in Tunis (1879–80) and then travelled through Angola and up the Congo River (1882–83). On a botanical expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro in eastern Africa, he obtained a land concession that helped draw the frontiers between British and German territories in that region. Joining the consular service in 1885, he spent three years administering a British protectorate in eastern Nigeria. Between 1888 and 1891 he exercised much influence on British African policy and obtained the treaties on which the United Kingdom based its claims to Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia. Johnston was knighted in 1896. He served two years as consul general in Tunis and then was special commissioner in Uganda between 1899 and 1901. (Encylopedia Britannica)

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Casada, Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston.