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[KENYA SAFARI MANUSCRIPT].

[Title from front cover]. The account of a journey taken by three musketeers

in which their pleasures and troubles are accurately and faithfully described by one of them AD 1900 [Title from front cover].

Stock Code
104304
1900
£3,750

A very attractive album recounting a safari by three Welshmen in Kenya, well illustrated with silver gelatin prints depicting Masai and big game subjects.

The diary of Morgan S. Williams, a proud Welshman and descendant of lesytn ap Gwrgan, recounts the expedition of three members of the Edwardian gentry from their home at Aberpergrm House in Glynneath, Wales to the game-rich grasslands of the Eastern Africa Protectorate, present-day Kenya. Setting out from Charing Cross station on the 9th April 1900, Williams records in strong narrative style the trio's passage by rail and sea to the administrative capital of Mombassa. Occasionally, his Edwardian voice is prominent — noting for instance with disapprobation the annoying habit of second and third class passengers venturing 'aft into the 1st class passengers part of the ship [to] use our private chairs & make themselves quite at home, some of the women bring their children which

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Description

21.5 x 17 cm. 45 pp manuscript in ink, 36 silver gelatin photographs mounted one per page, a further 6 pages manuscript at end, mostly in pencil, contemporary parchment covered album with original watercolour to upper cover, painted title in red, light soiling to covers, overall in excellent condition.

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