Record

Reference numberMS/873
LevelSeries
TitlePhotograph albums documenting the Royal Society Sleeping Sickness Commission, Uganda, compiled from images collected by Colonel Albert Ernest Hamerton
Date1908-1910
DescriptionImages of African landscape and society contained within Straker-manufactured "Carlton" sketch books. Captions for individual images appear within the albums and on the reverse of each photograph. Images are printed on Velox paper.

The Royal Society's third Sleeping Sickness Commission under the Directorship of Colonel Sir David Bruce left England on 16 September 1908, reaching their destination of the camp and laboratory of Mpumu, Uganda, (27 miles from Kampala) on 22 October 1908. Their mission was to continue investigations into the distribution of tsetse-fly and sleeping sickness in Uganda, utitlising the facilities left by the 1906 commission.
Extent2 volumes, MS Box, Large
FormatPhotograph
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueNLB/71/461
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