Grave of Commander Hugh Clapperton, Sokoto
Scope and Contents
80 x 55 mm. A loose snapshot, by James Packman.
The print shows the modern grave of Hugh Clapperton (1788-1827) the West African explorer who died at Sokoto. Part of the accompanying letter from James Packman reads:
'It seems (but I have not verified this) that he died and was buried in a village nearby, but later, when a British settlement was made, his original grave was opened and he was re-interred in the European cemetry just outside the walls of Sokoto, with the commemoration shown'.
- Packman, James, fl1958 (Person)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by James Packman.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 53.
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Packman, James, fl 1958
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