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Issue: 079, 29/04/29 p. 267-268
Heading: Present State of Tripoli
Category: Geography   North Africa   Slavery   
Topic: [Account of Tripoli. Trade. Agricultural produce. Natural resources. Carpet manufacture. Role in slave trade]
Person: CARAMANLI, [Bey of Tripoli]   HEMSO, M. Graborg de   EXMOUTH, Lord   WARRINGTON, Mr. [English Consul-general]   

Issue: 131, 01/05/30 p. 265-266
Heading: Algiers in 1830
Category: Geography   North Africa   
Topic: [Descriptive essay on the geography and history of Algiers]
Person: DESFONTAINE, M.   CHARLES THE FIFTH   FERDINAND   HUSSEIN, Ruler of Algiers   
Essay Signed: "S."

Issue: 131, 01/05/30 p. 268
Heading: Egypt. [From a Friend at Alexandria]
Category: Trade   Communication   Geography   North Africa   Oceans   Red Sea (and Suez Canal)   Historical Sciences   Archaeology   Philology   Mining   
Topic: [The busyness of Egypt since the Suez Canal has been constructed. Complaints of the indifference of the British government to science (archaeological research) compared with the French and Tuscan governments. Some British miners have come to Egypt to bore for water and help relieve the drought]
Person: MEHEMET ALI PASHA   IBRAHIM PASHA   HEAD   FULLARTON   HENDERSON   CLARKE, Dr.   GIBSON   CHAMPOLLION   ROSSELLINI   
Institution: Government of France   Government of Tuscany   
Letter, 07/03/1830
Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 427
Heading: On the Natural Resources of Algiers. By G. de Hemso, late Consul-General of Sweden to the Regency of Tunis. To the Editor of the Athenaeum. London, June 1830
Category: Geography   North Africa   Algeria   Mountains   Geology   Mineralogy   Botany   Agriculture   Zoology   Hunting   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Letter to the Athenaeum from Smith containing extensive quotations from his friend De Hemso on Algiers. De Hemso`s account of Algiers is presented as fresh and original, observed at first hand, compared with "the thousand and one histories, descriptions and anecdotes, which temporary interest has heaped upon Algiers" and mostly taken from "Malte-Brun, Bruce, Pananti, and company"]
Person: MALTE-BRUN   BRUCE   PANANTI   
Letter Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 143, 24/07/30 p. 462
Heading: The French at Algiers, Para 12
Category: Geography   North Africa   Earthquakes   
Topic: [Description extracted from a "Private Correspondence". An anonymous soldier writes from a French military camp at Algiers, describing the flora and produce, and the beams across the streets to protect against earthquakes]

Issue: 144, 31/07/30 p. 475-476, Section: Foreign Correspondence
Heading: Acerbi`s Tour in Egypt, 1829-1830. (Continued from p. 459)
Category: Geography   North Africa   Egypt   Chemistry   Water   Medicine   Pharmacology   Zoology   Botany   Archaeology   
Topic: [Chemical observations on the alkaline lakes of the valley of Natron. Meeting with a chemist, the son of D`Arcet. Visit to a plant for the refining of carbonate of soda, to be exported to Europe. The author`s collections of animals, plants and shells. The increasing difficulty of buying Egyptian antiquities in Egypt]
Person: D`ARCET   CHAMPOLLION   BASSI   VIRGIL   ENNIUS   
Letter Signed: ACERBI; Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 144, 31/07/30 p. 478
Heading: Trade of Algiers, Para 12
Category: Geography   Statistics   North Africa   Trade   
Topic: [Imports and exports, Algiers, 1826, showing the Algerian national debt]

Issue: 147, 21/08/30 p. 525
Heading: Periodical Press at Algiers
Category: Geography   North Africa   Periodicals   Communication   Telegraphy   Meteorology   
Topic: [Excerpted paragraphs from the new French-inspired Algiers periodical]
Source: Estafette d`Alger   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 572
Heading: Burckhardt`s Correspondence with his Parents. Damascus, 1811
Category: Geography   Exploration   North Africa   Climate   Ecology   Social Anthropology   Popularization Of Science   
Topic: [Burckhardt landed at Aleppo in 1809, assumed the disguise of "an Indian trader of the Mahomedan faith", explored Syria, Arabia Petraea, the Great Desert, Upper Egypt, and Nubia before he died at Cairo in 1817, in "the cause of science and humanity". He says that his account of Syria, which has now been "so often described", must go beyond both physical and social geography and "introduce physical observations of every kind". So he concentrates on the weather and how he and his companions manage to survive their journey in the heat by being active in the morning and resting in the hottest hours. The charms which compensate for the discomfort are making a camp at night, either preparing simple food or receiving hospitality "from a numerous tribe of friendly Arabs" and feeling independent of European society]
Person: BURCKHARDT   
Institution: African Society   
Letter, 16th Jan. 1811 Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 152, 25/09/30 p. 603
Heading: Burckhardt`s Correspondence with his Parents. (Continued from p. 572). Damascus, 20th of April, 1812 [...] Cairo, 2nd August, 1815
Category: Geography   Exploration   North Africa   Social Anthropology   Medicine   Infectious Diseases   Plague   Colonization   
Topic: [Burckhardt evokes the decay of Syria to remind English readers that empires are ephemeral. He goes on to describe his own failing health, having suffered prolonged and repeated "fever" in places beset by epidemics]
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 153, 02/10/30 p. 620
Heading: Burckhardt`s Correspondence with his Parents. (Continued from p. 603). Cairo, 16th April, 1816
Category: Geography   Exploration   North Africa   Medicine   Infectious Diseases   Plague   Social Anthropology   Death Rites   Religion   
Topic: [Contains an account of contrasting attitudes to fatal illness. TheTurks in Egypt believe that death is fated and inevitable and make no attempt to protect themselves during epidemics of the plague. In Arabia many people take to the mountains]
Person: BURCKHARDT   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

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Reviews

Issue: 122, 27/02/30 p. 116-118
Heading: African Discoveries
Category: Geography   North Central Africa   North Africa   
Title: Travels through Central Africa to Timbuctoo; and across the Great Desert, to Morocco, performed in the Years 1824--1828
Author: CAILLIE, Rene   

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