Narrative of the expedition despatched to Musahdu, by the Liberian Government under Benjamin J. K. Anderson, Senior, Esquire in 1874

Monrovia: College of West Africa Press, 1912. 43p., 6.25x8.75 inches, brown printed wraps, partially unopened, some wear and yellowing on front and back covers, small chip on right edge of front cover and right lower corner slightly torn, one small chip at right lower edge of back cover, .25 inch chip at upper left corner and at upper right edge of back cover, two one-inch separations of spinefold at top and bottom. A respectably good copy of a fragile item.

This is the first published accounting of Anderson's 1874 expedition. Benjamin Anderson (1835-1910), a Liberian civil servant and explorer, immigrated there at age 16 from Maryland and led two expeditions to Musagdu, Liberia in 1868 and 1874. This pamphlet recounts the second which documented Liberia's innermost land claim in the African interior. In 1903-04 during a border dispute between France and Liberia, Anderson and the French Army Captain Henri d' Ollone debated over whether Anderson had actually made the inland journey to Musagdu. Anderson claimed victory as he had saved documents and other evidence of his notable trek.

Cat.No: 173538

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