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COLONIAL DISCOURSES
Series One: Women, Travel & Empire, 1660-1914

Part 1: Early travel accounts by women, and women’s experiences in India, Africa, Australasia and Canada

REEL 1
Katharine Evans (d1692)
110 k. 216(3): This is a short relation of some of the cruel sufferings of Katharine Evans and Sarah Cheevers, London, 1662
Scicluna 1058: A brief history of the voyage of Katharine Evans and Sarah Cheevers, to the island of Malta... and their cruel sufferings in the Inquisition there, London, 1715

Celia Fiennes (1662-1741)
G A Gen. top 4° 125: Through England on a Side Saddle, London, 1888

Elizabeth Justice (1703-1752)
2059 e. 6: Voyage to Russia, York, 1739

REEL 2
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
God w. subt. 123-125, 126*: Letters of the right honourable Lady M-y W-y M-e: written in Europe, Asia and Africa (3 vols) during her travels Italy & Turkey - Travelled with husband’s embassy, London, 1763

Elizabeth Anspach, Baroness Craven (1750-1828)
Vet. A5d.91: A journey through the Crimea to Constantinople, in a series of letters, London, 1789

REEL 3
Sarah Aust (Murray) (1744-1811)
Arch. H.e. 15/1, 15/2: A companion and useful guide to the beauties of Scotland to the Lakes... and to the... district of Craven, 2 vols [MS notes by W Beckford, pioneer of the Guidebook], London, 1799, 1803

REEL 4
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)
I I. 142. Art. Subt: A journey Holland, Germany, Lake District, London, 1795

Mariana Starke (1762?-1838)
204 e.240: Information and directions for travellers on the continent, London, 1828

REEL 5
Mariana Starke (1762?-1838) (continued)
20503 e.164/1, 164/2: Travels in Italy, between 1792 and 1798; containing a view of the late revolutions. Also a suppl comprising instructions for travelling in France, 2 vols, London, 1802

Charlotte Eaton (1788-1859)
8° x 289 BS: Narrative of a residence in Belgium during the campaign of 1815; and a visit to the field of Waterloo, by an Englishwoman, London, 1817

India

REEL 6
Eliza Fay (1756-1816)
Ind.Inst 30. d. 79: The original letters from India, Calcutta, 1908

Maria, Lady Callcott (1785-1842)
2064 d.85: Journal of a residence in India, Edinburgh, 1812
Douce G 488: Letters on India, London, 1814

REEL 7
Anne Katharine Elwood (1800’s)
30. 478, 479: Narrative of a journey overland from England by the continent of Europe, Egypt, and the Red Sea to India, incl a residence there and voyage home, London, 1830

Emily Eden (1797-1869)
Mason S 198: Portraits of the Princes & People of India (Brother Governor General of India), London, 1844

REEL 8
Emily Eden (1797-1869) (continued)
210 k.89, 90: Letters from India, 2 vols, London, 1872
203 f.69, 70: ‘Up the country’; letters from the Upper provinces of India, 2 vols, London, 1866

REEL 9
SPFEE 
47. 873: History of the Society for Promoting Female Education in the East, London,1847

Mrs R M Coopland
226 e.35: A lady’s escape from Gwalior, and life in the fort of Agra during the mutinies of 1857, London, 1859

Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821-1893)
1489 f.86: Hours with Orientals by A.L.O.E, London, 1881
1489 f.358: Pomegranates from the Punjab by A.L.O.E, Edinburgh, 1878
251 c.523: A wreath of Indian stories, by A.L.O.E, London, 1876

REEL 10
Flora Annie Steel (1847-1929)
2542 e.1072: The adventures of Akbar, London, 1913
268 e.5: The complete Indian housekeeper and cook, by two twenty year’s residents. 2nd ed, Edinburgh, 1890
256 e.7591: From the five rivers [stories and verse], London, 1893
India Inst 26 D. 10: India [illustr] by M Menpes. Text by F A Steel, London, 1905

REEL 11
Flora Annie Steel (1847-1929) (continued)
24612 e.39: India through the ages, London, 1908
256 e.7613-7615: Miss Stuart’s Legacy (3 vols), London, 1893

REEL 12
Flora Annie Steel (1847-1929) (continued)
2542 e.1321: Mistress of Men, London, 1917
256 e.10181: On the face of the waters, London, 1897
930 f.6: Wide-awake stories: tales told by children in the Punjab and Kashmir (ed), Bombay, 1884

REEL 13
Anon
1781 e.101: Indian cookery, ‘general’ for young house-keepers (by an Anglo-Indian), 3rd ed revised and enlarged, Bombay, 1892

Bithia May Croker (1849-1920)
25611 e.5665: The road to Mandalay, London, 1917

Sara Jeanette Cotes (Duncan) (1861-1922)
2561 e.2460: The Imperialist, London, 1904

REEL 14
Sara Jeanette Cotes (Duncan) (1861-1925) (continued)
2561 e.1909: The pool in the desert, London, 1903
Walpole e.206: The simple adventures of a Memsahib, London, 1893
2033 e.49: A social departure: how Orthodocia and I went round the world by ourselves, London, 1890

Africa

REEL 15
Anna Maria Falconbridge (1700’s)
Vet A5 e.3683: Two voyages to Sierra Leone, during the years 1791-3 in a series of letters, London, 1794
8° H 136 Art (4): An account of the slave trade on the coast of Africa (Alexander Falconbridge), London, 1788

Hannah Kilham (1774-1832)
R.H. 600. 122r. 18 (1): Report on a recent visit to Sierra Leone, London,1828
37.422: Memoir of the late Hannah Kilham, London,1837

Anon
Douce adds. 209 (7): The African Widow (R.L), London, 1800

Barbara Hofland (1770-1844)
R.H. 600. 1r. 13: Africa described, London,1828

REEL 16
Elizabeth Broughton (1800’s)
39.650: Six years residence in Algiers, London, 1839

Lucie Duff Gordon (1831-1892)
203. f. 27: Letter from Egypt, London,1865
203. f. 489: Last letters from Egypt to which are added letters from the Cape, London,1875

REEL 17
Amelia Edwards (1831-1892)
256 e.14122: No hero: an autobiography, Calcutta, 1863
203 h.235: A thousand miles up the Nile, London, 1877

REEL 18
Amelia Edwards (1831-1892) (continued)
2074 d.33: Pharaohs, fellahs and explorers, London, 1892

Mary Anne Barker, Lady Broome (1831-1911)
R.H. 621 12r. 19: A year’s housekeeping in South Africa, London, 1877

Florence Dixie (1855-1905)
R.H. 621. 1r. 12: A defence of Zululand and its king, London, 1880
R.H. 610. 12r. 61: In the land of misfortune [Zululand], London, 1882

REEL 19
Mary Kinglsey (1862-1900)
R.H. 716. r. 41: The ascent of Cameroons peak and travels in French West Africa (Liverpool geogr soc), Liverpool, 1896
R.H. 710. 1r. 15: The story of West Africa (Story of the Empire ser.), London, 1899
R.H. 710. 11r. 198: Travels in West Africa, Congo Français, Corisco and Cameroons, London, 1897

REEL 20
Mary Kinglsey (1862-1900) (continued)
R.H. 710. 1r. 19: West African Studies (2nd ed with add chs), London, 1901

Mary French Sheldon (1800’s)
R.H. 753. 12r. 6: Sultan to Sultan, adventures among the Masai and other tribes of East Africa, London, 1892

Anon
620. 12r. 29H (E.A): Swallow home; or, My first two years of married life spent in South Africa, London, 1889

REEL 21
Agnes Herbert
1898 d.99: Two Dianas in Somaliland, the record of a shooting trip, London, 1908

Anon
2004 f.4: Hints and suggestions for travelling on the west coast of Africa, London, 1902
R.H. 740. 13r. 30: Notes for officers appointed to East Africa and Uganda, London, 1912
1340 e.123 (11): Notes on Africa for missionary students, London, 1906
207 d.6: Pictorial Africa, its heroes, missionaries and martyrs, London, 1891
24691 e.72: Yesterday and today in Kruger’s land: the personal knowledge and experiences of a lady from South Africa, London, 1900

Australia

REEL 22
Caroline Chisholm (1808-1877)
2477 e.3: The ABC of colonisation..., London, 1850
47 1435 (5): Emigration and transportation relatively considered, a letter, London, 1847
47 1435 (6): Comfort for the poor! London, 1847

Mary Anne Barker, Lady Broome (1831-1911)
R.H. 800. 129: Colonial Memories, London, 1904
3963 e.437 (1): Station Life in New Zealand (Macmillan’s Colonial Lib), London, 1891
R.H. 850. 12r. 26: Station Amusements in New Zealand, London, 1873

Canada

REEL 23
Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860)
400. 12r. 16: Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada, London,1838

REEL 24
Catharine Traill (1802-1899)
R.H. 400. 12r. 39: The backwoods of Canada, London, 1836
268 c.332: The female emigrant’s guide, and hints on Canadian housekeeping, Toronto, 1854
R.H. 400. 14r. 21: The Canadian settler’s guide (10th edition) [3rd pt. Pt 1 is by C P Traill], London, 1860

Adeline Teskey (1850’s-1924)
2561 e.5579: Where the singar maple grows, Toronto, 1907

General

REEL 25
Marianne North (1830-c1880)
17071 e.1: The gallery of Marianne North’s paintings of plants and their homes, Royal gardens, Kew. Descriptive catalogue (4th ed) [By William B Hemsley], London, 1886

Grace Mary Ellison
2474 e.126: An Englishwoman in a Turkish harem, London, 1915
2474 e.102: A Turkish woman’s European impressions (ed G M Ellison), London, 1913

Antonia Zimmern
2017 f.16: Geography for little children, London, 1880

Agnes Baden Powell
38483 f. 9: The handbook for girl guides, or, How girls can help build the Empire, London, 1912



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