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Grave of Commander Hugh Clapperton, Sokoto

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043AA

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'.


  • Creation: 1958


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1 item(s) (1 image)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

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

Includes index.
2004-08-11 15:18:02+00:00
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Repository Details

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