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900 Geography, history, and auxiliary disciplines

909 World history

The British Colonial Library (10 volumes)

London: Whitaker 1836-39
Martin, Robert Montgomery

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DDC: 909

(title continued) ” … comprising a popular and authentic description of all the colonies of the British empire, their history; physical geography; geology; climate; animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms; government; finance; military defence; commerce; shipping; monetary system; religion; population, white and coloured; education and the press; emigration; social state, &c.”

Originally published in 1834-35 under the title, History of the British Colonies. Titles of this set are:

Vol 1: History, Statistics and Geography of Upper and Lower Canada
Vol 2: History of Austral-Asia: comprising New South Wales, Van Diemen’s Island, Swan River, South Australia, &c.
Vol 3: History of Southern Africa: comprising The Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Seychelles, &c.
Vol 4: History of the West Indies comprising Jamaica, Honduras, Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, The Bahamas, and The Virgin Isles
Vol 5: History of the West Indies comprising British Guiana, Barbadoes, St. Vincent’s, St. Lucia, Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua, St. Christopher’s &c. &c.
Vol 6: History of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, The Sable Islands, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, The Bermudas, Newfoundland, &c. &c.
Vol 7: History of the British Possessions in the Mediterranean: comprising Gibraltar, Malta, Gozo, and the Ionian Islands
Vol 8: History of the Possessions of the Honorable East India Company, Vol. I
Vol 9: History of the Possessions of the Honorable East India Company, Vol. II
Vol 10: History of the British Possessions in the Indian & Atlantic Oceans; comprising Ceylon, Penang, Malacca, Sincapore, The Falkland Islands, St. Helena, Ascension, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Cape Coast Castle, &c. &c.

909.8 19th century, 1800-1899

Principles of Western Civilisation

NY: Macmillan 1902
Kidd, BenjaminGo to Book
DDC: 909.8



910 Geography and travel

915 Geography of and travel in Asia

The Affairs of Sinde, Being an Analysis of the Papers Presented to Parliament and the Proprietors of East India Stock …

London: Smith, Elder 1844
An East India ProprietorGo to Book
DDC: 915.4

(title continued) ” …with an exposition of the connection of the British government with that state “


Narrative of a Journey through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-25 …

London: Murray 1828
Heber, Rev. ReginaldGo to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2
DDC: 915.4

(title continued) ” … (with notes upon Ceylon). An account of a journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and letters written in India”

Heber was the bishop of Calcutta.

The History of General Sir Charles Napier’s Conquest of Scinde

London: Westerton 1857
Napier, William Francis Patrick, Lieut. Gen.Go to Book
DDC: 915.4


Ten Years in Sarawak

London: Tinsley 1866
Charles, Rajah of Sarawak (Brooke, Charles Johnson)Go to Vol 1|Go to Vol 2
DDC: 915.9



916 Geography of and travel in Africa

In the Niger Country

Edinburgh: Blackwood 1898
Bindloss, HaroldGo to Book
DDC: 916


Up the Niger. Narrative of Major Claude MacDonald’s Mission to the Niger and Benue Rivers, West Africa

London: Philip 1892
Mockler-Ferryman, A. F., Cpt.Go to Book
DDC: 916.6

(title continued) ” … to which is added a chapter on native musical instruments, by Cpt. C. R. Day.”


Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries, and of the discovery of the lakes Shirwa and Nyassa 1858-1864

London: Murray 1865
Livingstone, David and Charles Go to Book
DDC: 916.7


A Popular Account of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

London: Murray 1861
Livingstone, David, M.D.Go to Book
DDC: 916.7


New Light on Dark Africa; Being the Narrative of the German Emin Pasha Expedition

London: Ward, Lock 1891
Peters, CarlGo to Book
DDC: 916.7

(title continued) ” … its journeyings and adventures among the native tribes of eastern equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc. etc. on the Lake Baringo and the Victoria Nyanza”

Peters founded the German Colonization Society in 1884.

Through Masai Land: A Journey of Exploration Among the Snowclad Volcanic Mountains and Strange Tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa

London: Sampson Low 1887
Thomson, JosephGo to Book
DDC: 916.7

(title continued) ” … Being the narrative of the Royal Geographical Society’s expedition to Mount Kenia and Lake Victoria Nyanza, 1883-1884″



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