Scope and Contents
Five volumes of manuscripts. Each volume is bound in leather with the title and elaborate tooling on each front cover. They appear to be reports to the Governor-General from local officials. Each cover is marked: '1903-1904; Sénégambie-Niger: Cercle de ...' with the appropriate name. The books are full of lined paper, and neatly written reports, each in a different hand on the history, administration etc. of the area. Four of the five volumes contain a hand drawn map of the area.
1. Cercle de Kayes. 76 pages. map.
2. Cercle de Bafoulabè. 22 pages. map.
3. Cercle de Kita. 75 pages. map (x 2).
4. Cercle de Sègou. 66 pages. map.
5. Cercle de Bandiagara. 67 pages.
- 1903 - 1904
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical / Historical
Senegambia and Niger was a short-lived administrative unit of the French possessions in Africa, formed in 1902 and reorganized in 1904 into Upper Senegal and Niger.
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good condition, apart from a few loose pages inside the cover of each volume.
Former / Other Reference
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 87.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Guillaumin for 1,000 fr. in 1953.
Existence and Location of Copies
Available on microfilm: Reel 6.
This collection level description was created by WS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.
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