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Journal of Ignaz Knoblecher, 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/9

Scope and Contents

'Reise journal der expedition am Weissen Flusse-Central Afrika' describing Knoblecher's journey south from Khartoum to Gondokoro and Rejaf, 1849-1850. This is a transcription in German from the original in Codex 14152, 'Biblioteca Palatina Vindobonensis', Vienna, made by Richard Gray for his 'A history of Southern Sudan' (1961).


  • Creation: 1959


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Biographical / Historical

Dr Richard Gray (b. 1929) was Professor Emeritus of African History at the University of London, and lectured for several years at the University of Khartoum. Father Ignaz Knoblecher (1819-1858) was a pioneer missionary in Africa.


1 folder(s) (1 folder (76 pages)) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 42

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), pp. 82-83.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr Richard Gray, c. 1959.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manuscripts Collection includes further transcriptions made by Gray for 'A history of Southern Africa', RCMS 113/10.


For further information about the journal see 'A history of Southern Sudan' (1961), pp. 24-25, 35-39 and 205.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.


Gray, Richard, b 1929, Professor of African History

Finding aid date

2004-01-16 14:11:01+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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