Burton, Sir Richard collection (MS430)

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Miscellaneous papers withdrawn from the library of Sir Richard Burton. 1863-89

Various papers. Various sizes

Handwritten, printed and typewritten.

The library of Sir Richard Burton was offered to the Royal Anthropological Institute by the Royal Borough of Kensington in 1954 and accepted by the Royal Anthropological Institute 10 March 1955. The library was sold to the Christensen Fund in 1986 and deposited on permanent loan with the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. See also A103, A114/13/1/12

Handwritten unless stated otherwise

Presented by the Royal Borough of Kensington, 1955

/1 To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled: the humble petition of the undersigned late officers of her Majesty’s Indian Army, [after 1866]. 3 pp. table. 32.5 x 20 cm. Printed with a manuscript annotation.

/2 Heights of stations: W. Coast of Africa, computed from observations made by Capt. Burton, 1863, signed Edwin Dunkin. 4 pp. 23 x 18.5 cm

/3 Rapport sur la conquete de la Ville de Harar fait par S.E. Raouf-Pacha, le 17 Septembre 1875. [ii, 8] pp., tables. 34 x 21 cm

/4 Chronothermal medicine, [nd]. [38] pp. First part of volume shared with MS 430/5. 15 x 10 cm

/5 On recent discovery in Eastern Africa and ‘The Adventures of Captain Singleton?? (De Hoc)’, [nd]. [18] leaves and reverse of leaves 3 and 5. Second part of volume shared with MS 430/4. 15 x 10 cm

/6 Recipes transcribed by Lady Burton and others. Various papers

/1 Menu for the week. 2 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm

/2 List of dishes in Italian. 1 p. 16.5 x 10 cm

/3 Receipt for making mostarda di cremona. 1 p. 13.5 x 20 cm. Typewritten

/4 To make a mutton curry. 1 p. 21.5 x 13.5 cm

/5 Souffles potatoes. 1 p. 19.5 x 12.5 cm

/6 Recipes for pilau and barboti. 2 pp. 20.5 _x_ 13.5 cm

/7 Jette des oeufs Victoria. 2 pp. 19.5 x 12.5 cm

/8 Jette of eggs Victoria. 1 p. 34 x 21 cm

/9 Recipes – to salt beef, pepperpot, pastry, open tarts, bread, brine, cass…?, cakes. 8 pp. 22 x 16 cm

/10 Arab couscouss. 4 pp. 18 x 11 cm

/11 Anchovy eggs: recipe sent by E.L. 2 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm

.1 Envelope addressed to Lady Burton with E.L.’s love. 9.5 x 12 cm

/12 Lemonade. 2 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm

/13 To bake a ham. L p. 18 x 11.5 cm

/14 Receipt for cleaning silver. 3 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm

/15 Letter from Edith H. Norton to Lady Burton, 23 Feb. ? – send black beans from Brazil and some Farinher? to eat with beans; remembers meeting in Brazil; enjoying the memoirs of Sir Richard Burton. 3 pp. 17.5 x 11 cm

/16 Ibid, 26 Feb ? -encloses receipt for making Feijaodo and a soup from the beans; astonished at remembrances of meeting in Brazil; delighted to send any wants from Brazil. 4 pp. 17.5 x 11 cm

/7 Autograph letters to Captain Richard Burton from various correspondents. 1863-87

/1 Letter to present to Prof. Biugo Derettare at Biblioteca Marucelliana, Firenze, 14 July 1863. 1 p. 21 x 13.5 cm

/2 G. Regaldi to R. Burton, 30 Oct 1873, in Italian. 2 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm

/3 Capt. F.M. Hunter, Asst. political Resident, Aden to R. Burton, 30 Nov 1874 – no one real individual holds real power in Somauli land; some tribes have Akils to whom they pay more or less regard; no quarantine in Somal and no plague in Arabia; Egyptians in occupation of Berberah, not acknowledged by the British and may be abandoned; inadvisable for an Englishman to travel in Somauli Country. 1 p. 27 x 20.5 cm

/4 H.F. McKillop to R. Burton, off Malta, 7 July 1876 – has sent notes to England about first expedition to Berbera and will meet RB in London when he finds them; first visit in Feb. 1974 to improve it as a port of call and as a coaling and provisioning station; to advise Egyptian government on expenditure for this purpose; took borings for a jetty and established water supply; Burton’s book provided invaluable accurate information and shortened work; Berbera offers more advantages for ships than Aden; other sources of water than Aubar; unlimited supply of cattle and sheep; better climate; opposition from some tribes but Police Jurisdiction could be applied; blackmail by the Easa Maussa not permitted; Easa Maussa stole 300 sheep from other tribes which lead to fighting which was stopped by McKillop and 4 others on horses waving umbrellas and chasing them; his interpreter threatened thunder and lightning; will write from London. 3 pp. 27 x 21.5 cm

/5 M. le Marquis de Compiègne, Société Khediviale de Geographie, Caire to R. Burton, 17 ? 1877 – sending proofs of RB article; would like RB to come to Cairo and discusses accommodation; has not been paid by Société; discusses articles in Egyptian Monitor; Gordon going to McKillop; thanks for RB advice on book; letter from Alfred Marche on expedition to River Ivindo to Doume, up River Thibe by pirogue with Brazza and Belay ill; Schweinfurth in Cairo; Doctor Long in Doumé. 4 pp.

/6 Long to R. Burton, 14 Sep 1879 – has MS on Iuba and happy to give aid; would like to go but cannot abandon office worth $4000 per year; has written to friend at Soc.G. de Paris; offered a steamer by Seyd?; regrets not accepting the Sultanate of the Isles Comoros and Jabanne? near Madagascar; Grand Vizir and Sultan approached Long’s camp mouth of Iuba River and offered to take islands with 100 men; Ismail Khedive wrote flattering letters; sent Sultan to Cairo who gave presents to the Khedive and still in palace in Cairo; officers with him urged him to accept the raid; did he make the wrong decision?; write and let him know what Burton thinks; has received reply from Sir B. Alcock about changing name of lake; not fault of Geogr. Soc. but Gordon’s doing; Gordon caused tribal strife, retired to Khartoum, and no facts added to geography; mysteries of Nile inundation should be explored. 4 pp. 19.5 x 12 cm

/7 A.B…?, Prefetto di Milano to R. Burton, 19 Apr 1886 – original text of book wanted by Burton should not be too difficult to find Pentamerone di Giovanni Battista Basile; advises he ask antiquarian in Milan Ulrico Hoepli at Galleria de Cristoforis. 3 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm

/8 Gian Alesio Abbattutis?, Archivio delle Tradizione Popolari, Palermo to R. Burton, 5 May 1886 – In Italian discusses bibliografia del Conto de licunti del Barole and Pentamerone del Giovanni Battista Basile, and gives various editions and booksellers. 3 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm

/9 G.F. Duncombe, South Kensington Museum to Lady Burton, Trieste, 12 Sept 1887 – Department does not know what has become of copper plates; some original drawings for illustrations and impressions of original etchings are in the collection presented by Mrs George Cruikshank. 1 p. 32.5 x 21 cm

/10 H. van J.?, Raleigh Club, London to R. Burton, [nd] – discusses payments of £33,333/6/8 per year for 3 years. 1 p. 18 x 11.5 cm

/8 An account of the experiences of H.F. McKillop when sent to Berbera in January 1875 by the Khedive of Egypt and description of Berbera. 8 leaves. 27 x 21.5 cm

/9 Newspaper articles and cuttings, 1875 – 89

/1 Expedition up the Congo from the dispatches of Commodore Sir William Hewett in command of the expedition dispatched against the pirates of the Congo River. London, The Times, 2 Nov. 1875, p.10. 61 x 45 cm

/2 The diamond fields of Griqualand West, [np], The Colonies and India, 1 June 1878, pp. 267-8. 38 x 26 cm. Printed

/3 Ausfluge von Zanzibar, Bagamojo, 19 Juli 1884 [and] Bagamojo, Aden , 30 Juli 1884. [nd, np]. 18 x 50.5 cm. Printed

/4 [Review of] Mekka, von Dr C. Snouck Hurgronje. The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1888-9, by Th. Noldeke. [np], Trubner’s Record, 1889, pp. 56-8. 27 x 18.5 cm. Printed