Volume 8, “Rhodesia”, July 11 to October 7, 1914

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The journal is the eighth of eight volumes documenting the big game hunting of Major N. C. Cockburn in “Rhodesia”, July 11 to October 7, 1914. 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. Entries discuss details of travel, impressions and social interactions with travelers and staff, comments on possibility of World War I, travel conditions (in camp, access to water), animals collected, and weather. Notes cover animals collected (common name, scientific name, measurements), pasted inserts (postcards), and itinerary. There is an paginated index organized by location and subject. Some locations are identified with the name of the landowner. Locations include the vicinity of, but not limited to, Victoria Falls, Kapie Flats, Makouka River, Livingstone.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 11, 1914

End Date

Oct 07, 1914

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  • Rhodesia
  • Africa
  • Victoria Falls
  • Zambia
  • Makouka


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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