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A Sailor in the Sahara : the Life and Travels in Africa of Hugh Clapperton, Commander RN.

Author: Jamie Bruce Lockhart
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2007.
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Hugh Clapperton was one of Africa's greatest 19th-century explorers. Seemingly forgotten for years, he is now brought to life in Jamie Bruce Lockhart's magnificent new biography. Clapperton was born in Annan in the Scottish borders in 1788. Like many Scots of his generation, he saw service at sea as the path to fame and riches in the British Empire. During the Napoleonic Wars, he served in the Mediterranean and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lockhart, Jamie Bruce.
A Sailor in the Sahara : The Life and Travels in Africa of Hugh Clapperton, Commander RN.
London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., ©2007
Named Person: Hugh Clapperton; Hugh Clapperton; Hugh Clapperton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Bruce Lockhart
ISBN: 9780857716620 085771662X
OCLC Number: 710975782
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages)
Contents: Illustrations; Maps; Preface; 1. Annandale 1788-1805; 2. The Mediterranean 1806-1809; 3. The East Indies 1810-1813; 4. Canada 1814-1817; 5. Scotland 1817-1821; 6. London 1821; 7. Tripoli 1821-1822; 8. Fezzan 1822; 9. The Sahara 1822-1823; 10. Borno 1823; 11. Hausaland 1824; 12. Sokoto 1824; 13. Return to England 1824-1825; 14. London 1825; 15. The Guinea Coast 1825; 16. Journey inland 1825-1826; 17. The River Niger 1826; 18. Return to Hausaland 1826; 19. Sokoto 1826-1827; 20. Acclaim 1827-1829; Envoi; Bibliographic Notes; Reference Notes; Index.

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Hugh Clapperton was one of Africa's greatest 19th-century explorers. Seemingly forgotten for years, he is now brought to life in Jamie Bruce Lockhart's magnificent new biography. Clapperton was born in Annan in the Scottish borders in 1788. Like many Scots of his generation, he saw service at sea as the path to fame and riches in the British Empire. During the Napoleonic Wars, he served in the Mediterranean and the East Indies, and on the Great Lakes of Canada in the war with the United States. After his discharge as a lieutenant in 1817, boredom and thirst for adventure spurred him to explora.

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