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[[strikethrough]] ^[[7.]] [[/strikethrough]] AFRICA. QUILTER (MAJOR A.W.) TWO AUTOGRAPH JOURNALS of Safaris - upwards of 150 pp. thk. 4to. notebooks in pen & pencil. [[underline]] 1909-11 [[/underline]]. one begins Oct 28th. ending Jan 11 & the other Dec 20th. & ends March 7th, loosely inserted in one journal is Gun Tax Receipt for 1909. Issued to Major A.W. Quilter, Nairobi, headed "East Africa Protectorate" & signed by R. Skene. District Commissioner of Mombasa. The journal which begins Oct 28th. records "we shall go straight up to the Lake & into the Kizii Country", fever delays journey, with Gifford, H. Grosvenor & Somers; by Oct 31 scenting Game & sees Kongoni, Impala, Ostriches, Wildebeestes, Giraffes, Rhino; Safari consists of 31 "1 Gun Bearer apiece, 1 boy between us, 1 cook, 1 headman ... porters also employ boys to carry their personal belongings", up mountains "still climbing up - about 7000 ft.", jungle, then parklike country "fairly thickly populated by the Kizii people ... they are fine savages, but not quite so fine as the Lumbwas ... all the young men carry spears & do not wear much but a single string of beads round the waist. The women wear a blanket & a good many bracelets & ornaments"; contd ... ^[[7.]]
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