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Egypt -- Description and travel.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Captain John Speke Collection

Identifier: MS-3713

This collection contains a signed letter dated May 31, 1864, written by English officer and explorer Captain John Hanning Speke about his proposal to explore of the headwaters of the Nile River in Central Africa. Also included is one undated photograph of Captain Speke.

Dates: 1864 May 31

Charles Chaillé-Long Letter

Identifier: MS-3694

This collection contains a letter, dated June 23, 1892, by Charles Chaillé-Long, an American soldier and a member of Charles Gordon’s staff in the Egyptian Equatoria province. The letter is to British explorer and abolitionist Samuel White Baker, Gordon’s predecessor as Governor-General of Equatoria. The letter addresses Chaillé-Long’s book that has a negative outlook on General Gordon.

Dates: 1892

Egypt and Sudan Voyage Album

Identifier: MS-3699

This photograph album, containing 96 photographs circa 1900, documents a Nile voyage from Alexandria to Khartoum, situated at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. The album includes scenic images of travelers, banks of the Nile, cities and towns visited as well as archaeological sites. This album was created shortly after Sudan was put under British-Egyptian administration in 1899.

Dates: circa 1900

Egypt Photograph Collection

Identifier: MS-3696

This collection contains 47 photographs of temples and antiquities located in Upper Egypt, including over 30 images of the Egyptian temples of Karnak, Luxor, Thebes, Philae and Abu Simbel. Also included are general views and close-ups of architectural details, statues, or bas-reliefs.

Occasionally, the images feature the region's native inhabitants, ancient structures still in modern use, and ships - including Egyptian dahabiyas and steamships - on the Nile.

Dates: circa 1910s

Herbert Francis Williams-Lyouns Sketchbook

Identifier: MS-3796

Personal sketchbook of British-born artist Herbert Francis Williams-Lyouns with illustrated spirtual and biblical scenes in pen and pencil inspired by his travels to Palestine, Jerusalem, and Egypt in 1922.

Dates: 1922

James Lingard-Monk Egypt Journal

Identifier: MS-3698

This collection contains James Lingard-Monk’s journal of his excursion to the Valley of the Kings between November 28, 1888 and January, 1889. The account details archaeological sites such as Karnak, Thebes, Luxor, Memphis, Sakkarah and the Great Pyramid of Giza. The journal not only includes accounts of his trip but also personal reflections as well as excerpts from his travel guide books.

Dates: 1888-1889

John Page Nile River Travel Journal

Identifier: MS-3693

This collection contains the diary of John Page, a member of a Nile expedition with Lord Abercromby. Dated October 23, 1857 to February 16, 1858, the diary covers the expedition from Alexandria to Cairo and eventually up the Nile. It is a narrative of place, people, ancient culture, and contemporary customs, events, and occurrences during the trip.

Dates: 1857-1858

Karl Herold Photographs of Lower Egypt

Identifier: MS-3697

This collection contains 46 photographs of Lower Egypt taken by Karl Herold in 1905. The photos concentrate primarily on modern Egypt - depicting railways, shipping, soldiers, market sellers and a public demonstration – as opposed to images of ruins from ancient Egypt. Also available are two postcards containing views of Greece and Italy.

Dates: circa 1905