Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/C A5 O16
TitleKrapf, Dr. John Ludwig
Extent179 docs.
DescriptionAnkober [Abyssinia] 1841-1842; Cairo, Zeile 1842-1843; Aden, Tigre 1843; Zanzibar 1844; Mombasa 1844-1846; New Rabai 1846-1850; Germany [on furlough] 1850; New Rabai 1851-1853; Tubingen [on furlough] 1854; Cairo 1855; Tigre, Kornthal [near Stuttgart] 1855; Cairo 1861; Mombasa 1862; Kornthal 1862-1880
/1-161 Letters 1841-1880 including:
/2a Copy of a 'Treaty of amity and commerce' between 'Sehela Selassie, King of Shoa, etc. .... and Capt. Harris, under His Excellency the Governor of Bombay in the name of HM the Queen' 12 Nov 1841;
/9 Letter from Rosina Dittrich Krapf 1842;
/13a Letter from Capt. Haines "near Killullu" 1843;
/20 Translation by Lieder of letter to J. R. T. Lieder 1844;
/25 Krapf's 'Additional remarks on the island of Zanzibar' [22pp. with sections on: physical factors, products, population, trade, table of commodity prices, Imam's life and powers and his relations with the English and Americans'] 1844;
/26a Letter from the Imam of Muscat 1844;
/26b Sketch of probable course of the Haines river [river Jube] 1844;
/27 Copies of letters from Krapf to R. P. Waters, (US Consul, Zanzibar) and Rev. W. K. Fletcher (Bombay) 1844;
/37a 'Rough sketch of countries mentioned in my several journals' 1845;
/71a, 74a, 76a-d, 105a-c Letters from Major Atkins Hamerton, British Consul, Zanzibar 1847-1849, 1853;
/76d With note in German by W. Schmeisser 1849;
/76f Letter from Dr. F. Bialloblotzky, Zanzibar 1849;
/110 Copy of letter from Krapf to Prince Albert [including reference to possible future trouble with French and American governments] 1854;
/113A Copy of letter from Krapf to Bishop Gobat of Jerusalem: Cairo 1855;
/114 Includes resume of reasons for starting East Africa mission 1855;
/114a Copy of letter from Theodorus, King of Abyssinia, to Bishop Gobat 1855;
/140 Relates to beginning of Uganda mission 1875;
/141A Letter from Robert Arthington, Leeds 1875;
/160F Krapf's 'statement of facts explaining historically who the Europeans were who first reduced the Swaheli language to writing' 1880;

/162-178 Journals:
/162 'A journey from Ankober to Massawa' Mar-May 1842;
/163 'Voyage from Aden to Zanzibar' Nov 1843 - Jan 1844;
/164 Dec 1843 - Jan 1844;
/165 'An excursion to the islands of Pemba, Tanga and Mombas' Mar 1844;
/166 'Excursion to the country of the Wanika tribe at Rabbay and visit of the Wakamba people at Endila' Jan-Feb 1845;
/167 'Excursion to Dahembo, Dshogni, Likoni, Rabbay, Empia and the vicinity' Mar 1845;
/168 'A forty mile journey to Takaongo, NE of the island of Mombas' Jun-Jul 1845;
/169 ' Voyage from Mombas to Emtuapa, Takaongo, Killefi, Oooombo, Malinde and the river Sabaki' Mar 1846;
/170 'Excursion to New Rabbay' Apr 1846;
/171-172 Jan 1847 - Dec 1848;
/173 'Journey to Usambara' Jul-Dec 1848;
/174 'A Journey made to Ukambani' Nov-Dec 1849;
/175 'A voyage made from Mombas to the southern extremity of the Imam of Muscat's East African dominions (river Ruvuma)' Feb-Mar 1850;
/176 'Journey to Ukambani and a two months' residence in that country, Jul-Sep 1841' [Aug incomplete];
/177 'Journey to Usambara Feb-Apr 1852';
/178 Jan-Jul 1855;

/179 A memoir on the East African slave trade (80pp.), 1853:
1. The slave trade in Abyssinia.
2. The slave trade within the Imam of Muscat's African domains.
3. The effects of the slave trade.
4. The means to be applied for the ultimate suppression of the slave trade.
5. The importance of French Equatorial Africa as a probable means of weakening England
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