Memoir of the Late Captain Clapperton
Exploration, Progress, Heroism, Education, Mathematics, Government, Disease, Medical Practitioners, Publishing
Mungo Park , Walter Oudney , Henry Bathurst (3rd Earl Bathurst) , Dixon Denham , Alexander G Laing , Richard L Lander
Details Clapperton's life and travels. Reports that during Clapperton's first African journey, Sultan Bello of Sokoto [in modern Nigeria] requested him 'to send from England some Arabic books and a map of the world; and, in recompense, promised his protection to as many of our learned men as chose to visit his dominions' (v). The sultan also repeatedly expressed a desire for a British consul and physician to be resident at Sokoto. Describes as underhand the dealings of the sultan on Clapperton's return to Sokoto with the requested presents.
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