1923 + 1924 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL DETAILING THE FASCINATING AFRICAN TRAVELS OF A BRITISH WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND WHO WINTER IN NIGERIA AND TRAVEL IN THE HIGHEST OF SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND MILITARY CIRCLES

By: MRS. CARL ______?

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Book Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating, original, historic 1920s African travel diary handwritten by a British woman we can only identify as the wife of Carl who took two [2] trips to Nigeria that make significant manuscript histories of the voyages and their extended, three month visits to the country living, touring and socializing with many of the country's most notable citizens and other British ex-pats. The first trip was between 14th Nov 1923 and March 1st 1924 sailing on the T.M.S. ABA and then again between 12th Nov 1924 and 8th March 1925 on the SS Appam. The largish 8 x 6.5 inch lined journal with 175 or so pages of cursive writings by a keenly observant, very intelligent woman who is clearly educated and traveling in significant social circles. We know they lived in Priory Road, Bristol, her husband's name was Carl and there is a strong military connection with references to Captain Lace, Captain Harrison and Captain Mac. She and others had dinner with Sir Hugh Clifford at Government House Nigeria, she met The Emir of Katsina and on board the ship who during her first trip was given the gift of a horse for him. During the second trip the Emir came to their place of residence and his horse dropped dead whilst he was inside! There are many references to passengers and life on the ships including The Plague in Sierra Leone, a group of ladies she referred to as Grass Widows, evenings singing and playing the piano. [The second trip is significant for the fact that there were many soldiers on the boat and historians and researchers of the time and the place will understand this is all the while with the backdrop of Nigeria's most recent political upheaval.] Whilst in Nigeria lots of text about setting up the house they lived in, descriptions of the servants, references to natives with bows and arrows, bush fires, lots of bridge parties. Overall VG. HISTORICAL NOTES: Wiki: The Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP), was Nigeria's first political party. Formed in 1923 by Herbert Macaulay to take advantage of the new Clifford Constitution, the NNDP successfully organized various Lagos interest groups into a single group that was able to compete politically. The (NNDP) ran many candidates for seats in the 1922 elections for the Lagos Legislative Council, winning three seats. The party continued to dominate politics in Lagos until 1938, when the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) overtook it in elections.

Title: 1923 + 1924 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL DETAILING THE FASCINATING AFRICAN TRAVELS OF A BRITISH WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND WHO WINTER IN NIGERIA AND TRAVEL IN THE HIGHEST OF SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND MILITARY CIRCLES

Author Name: MRS. CARL ______?

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: NIGERIA WESTERN AFRICA, 1923

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002125

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