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us: Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893

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    • Samuel White
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    • us: Baker, Samuel W., Sir, 1821-1893
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    • found: His Wild beasts and their ways ... 1890.
    • found: Cast up by the sea, 1869: t.p. (Sir Samuel W. Baker)
    • found: Wikipedia via Web, August 2, 2013 (Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS, born 8 June 1821 in London England, died 30 December 1893 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England, was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist; also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt; served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed December 11, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Baker, Samuel White; civil engineer, explorer, administrator; born in 1821 in London, England; educated in England and Germany, a civil engineer by training, he played a notable role in the history of the Upper Nile (1860s); his work in Africa began (1861-1865) with explorations in the eastern Sudan, up the White Nile and beyond to the Great Lakes; explored and named Lake Albert Nyanza; accompanied the Prince of Wales to Egypt (1869); was appointed governor of Equatoria (1869-1873); extended Egyptian administrative control to the Great Lakes; neutralized the slave trading of Arab and other foreign merchants; established a permanent Egyptian presence through a chain of fortified stations; was unable to overcome neither the bureaucratic and natural obstacles to communication between Cairo and the Upper Nile nor the chaotic conditions he encountered south of Khartoum; died in 1893)
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