Primary Sources and Archival Collections: Benin – Botswana

Benin

Burton, Sir Richard Francis / A mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. London : Routledge and K. Paul, 1966 (reprint of 1893 text).
DT541.2 F66

Correspondence of the Royal African Company’s chief merchants at Cabo Corso Castle with William’s Fort, Whydah, and the Little Popo Factory, 1727-1728 an annotated transcription of Ms. Francklin 1055/1 in the Bedfordshire County Record Office. Madison : African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991.
HF486.R6 C67 1991 (Pardee)

Forbes, Frederick. Dahomey and the Dahomans; being the journals of two missions to the king of Dahomey, and residence at his capital, in the year 1849 and 1850. London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1851.
View it online (vol 1: Dahomey and the Dahomans; being the journals of two missions to the king of Dahomey, and residence at his capital, in the year 1849 and 1850.   and vol 2: ) or in printDahomey and the Dahomans; being the journals of two missions to the king of Dahomey, and residence at his capital, in the year 1849 and 1850. (v. 1-2)

King Guezo of Dahomey, 1850-52 : the abolition of the slave trade on the west coast of Africa.
London Stationary Office, 2001.
DT541.67.G49 K56 2001

Botswana

Mackenzie, John. Day-dawn in dark places: a story of wanderings and work in Bechwanaland. New York : Negro Universities Press, 1969 (reprint of 1883 edition).
DT791 E83

Schulz, Aurel. The new Africa; a journey up the Chobe and down the Okovanga rivers; a record of exploration and sport. New York : C. Scribner’s, 1897.
View it online  or in print The new Africa; a journey up the Chobe and down the Okovanga rivers; a record of exploration and sport,.