Johnston, Harry, 1858-1927

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British explorer, botanist, zoologist, artist, and pioneer colonial administrator. He was closely involved in what has been called the Scramble for Africa by 19th-century colonial powers and between 1888 and 1891; he exercised much influence on British African policy. From 1891 to 1895 he served as the first British consul general and commissioner in Nyasaland (now Malawi) and obtained the treaties on which the United Kingdom based its claims to Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia. He served two years as consul general in Tunis and was special commissioner in Uganda from 1899-1901. He published 40 books on African subjects and was knighted in 1896.

From the description of Papers, 1904-1920. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 436459943

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referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Thomson, George Wyville. West Africa Scrapbook, [187-?] - 1886. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Danvers, Alan. Journal, 1892-1897. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Johnston, Harry Hamilton, Sir, 1858-1927. Papers, 1904-1920. Indiana University
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions collected by The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, 1878-1923. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers of the British South Africa Company (the Cawston Papers), 1888-1911 The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1921-1951. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Littleton, Algernon Charles. Papers, 1861-1906. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Johnston, Sir Harry Hamilton, c.1919 School of Oriental and African Studies
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associatedWith Cawston, George person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Danvers, Alan. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880-1970 person
associatedWith Littleton, Algernon Charles. person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Thomson, George Wyville. person
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African languages--Manuscripts
Lexicographers--Manuscripts
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Birth 1858-06-12

Death 1927-08-31

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