James Augustus Grant series of 9 autograph letters, all to the Rev. Thomas Wakefield, a Methodist missionary in East Africa

Grant, James Augustus, 1827-1892


9 items (49 pages) ; 4.5 x 7 in. - 8 x 10 in.
The letters discuss botanical specimens from that area and include several botanical sketches by Grant. The letters refer to news of other African explorers. Grant reports on the publishing progress of his Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition. He commends the work of W. Fitch of Kew Gardens who prepared the illustrations. He reports on the exploration work of the Royal Geographical Society and many other matters of African interest.
Supplied title.
Nine of the letters are signed 'J.A. Grant.' 3 of the letters are incomplete.
M064 is accession number in the Russell E. Train inventory list of the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History.
Forms part of: Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries).

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