Volume 7, “Red Sea” [Eritrea], December 7, 1911 to March 17, 1912

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The journal is the seventh of eight volumes documenting the big game hunting of Major N. C. Cockburn at “Red Sea” [Eritrea], December 7, 1911 to March 17, 1912, as well as to and from England. The journal follows the format of the other volumes. Journal entries are on the right hand side, notes are on the left. Entries are headed with location, date, and sometimes mode of travel. They describe travel details (accommodations, times of day, mode of travel), social interactions, weather, and terrain. Notes include specimens collected (common name, scientific name, measurements), personal impressions of local staffing, access to water, and barometric readings. Includes a pasted insert (game license and correspondence). Includes correspondence relating to permission to cross Italian Eritrea. Locations include Kor Litarah, Akik [Aqīq], Suakim [Sawākin].

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 07, 1911

End Date

Mar 17, 1912

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  • Eritrea
  • Sawākin
  • Sudan
  • Aqīq


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Collection name

Russell E. Train Africana Collection, 1663-1996, Smithsonian Institution Library, c. 1894-1939

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History