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'Browne's expedition to the Zambezi, 1823'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 222

Scope and Contents

'A narrative of the proceedings of a small party, sent by Captain Owen, of H.M.S. Leven, in July 1823, under the command of Lieut. C.W. Browne, R.N., to explore the course of the River Zambezi on the Eastern Coast of Africa', written by Antonio X. Jozi, an Angolan and one of the survivors of the party. This is an illustrated copy of Bosazza's annotated transcription of Jozi's work (25 pages).


  • Creation: 1976-10


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Biographical / Historical

Vere Louis Bosazza, D.Sc., F.R.G.S., F.G.S., was a student of African exploration, particularly its maritime aspects, who wrote on David Livingstone and his colleagues. He was a Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and his practical knowledge of seamanship gave him a special insight into the navigational aspects of Livingstone's travels. He published little, but produced a good deal of material in typescript, although his typing was erratic and his scripts have many manuscript additions.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. III.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by D.H. Simpson, 19 August 1991, to whom Bosazza's transcript was dedicated.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Manucripts Collection includes papers on David Livingstone compiled by Vere Bosazza, RCMS 223, and his account of Thomas Baines' expeditions on the Zambezi, RCMS 224.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Bosazza, Vere Louis, fl 1973-1976

Includes index.
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Language of description
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