This collection contains approximately 450 articles, offprints, pamphlets, and other works collected by the British explorer
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) and forms part of the Sir Richard Francis Burton Library
Printed Material Collection. The items cover a span of 1812 to 1894 and include material under the subjects: General; Periodicals,
Congress Reports; Anthropology, Archaeology, Folklore; Biography; Geography, Travel; Linguistics; Literature;
Medicine, Psychology; Religion, Philosophy; Science, Pure, Natural, Applied; Sword; Africa; Americas; Asia; Europe; Pacific,
Australasia. Some of the works include manuscript annotations by Burton as well as correspondence sent to him and
insertions of articles and clippings.
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was a British explorer, linguist, writer, diplomat and translator; he explored Africa,
the Middle East, South America and Iceland, and translated,
among many other titles, The Arabian Nights. Burton married Isabel Arundell (1831-1896), in 1861, and she, thereafter, accompanied
Burton on many of his travels, and became his
amanuensis and editor, as well as publishing her own travel volumes and an autobiography. Burton died of a heart attack on
October 19, 1890.
432 envelopes (including 27 oversized envelopes)
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