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Philip Beaver


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Philip Beaver : African Memoranda: relative to an attempt to establish a British Settlement on the Western Coast of Africa in the Year 1792

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 12 May 1811: 'We have had no leisure for reading. I have not opened a Book except on a Sunday, and when the rest of the family were in bed ... the only book which I have read through has been Beaver's account of the disastrous Expedition to Bulama. I suppose you have read his book as it concerns Africa and the Slave Trade.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Dorothy Wordsworth      Print: Book


Philip Beaver : African memoranda relative to an attempt to establish a British settlement on the island of Bulama, on the western coast of Africa, in the year 1792. With a brief notice of the neighbouring tribes, soil, productions, &c. and some observations on the facil

'He ['my father'] was fond of putting into my hands books which exhibited men of energy and resource in unusual circumstances, struggling against difficulties and overcoming them: of such works I remember Beaver's African Memoranda, and Collins's account of the first settlement of New South Wales.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: John Stuart Mill      Print: Book


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