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[Photographs taken by James Law Blair in and around Bandawe when employed by the African Lakes Company circa 1900.]

Author Blair, James Law
Title [Photographs taken by James Law Blair in and around Bandawe when employed by the African Lakes Company circa 1900.]
Imprint
Date of Publication 1900?
Language English
Notes The volume contains 132 black and white photographs. Bandawe settlement was funded from Glasgow on a commercial/evangelical basis. It was then called Nyasaland but is now Malawi. The African Lakes Corporation was a British company originally set-up in 1877 by Scottish businessmen to co-operate with missions in what is now Malawi. Despite its original connections with the Free Church of Scotland, it operated its businesses in Africa on a commercial rather than a philanthropic basis, and it had political ambitions in the 1880s to control part of Central Africa. Its businesses in the colonial era included water transport on the lakes and rivers of Central Africa, wholesale and retail trading including the operation of general stores, labour recruitment and landowning.
Shelfmark Phot.med.125
Acquired on 09/05/14
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