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MALCOLM, George John, Rear Admiral (1830-1884).
Manuscript notebook containing draft correspondence, speeches and descriptive accounts relating principally to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden ahead of the British occupation of Egypt in 1882 [with] A Short Summer Trip to Iceland (1880).
-1881, 1878. Folio (31 x 20 cm), ff. [81], autograph manuscript on blue paper with blue and black ink, numerous though legible corrections throughout. Standard nineteenth century notebook with marbled boards, a white paper label on front board and red morocco spine. Binding worn, edges rubbed, joints weak. Malcolm was the eldest son of Sir Charles Malcolm (1782-1851), naval officer. He followed in his father's footsteps, serving in the Royal Navy for his entire career, becoming rear Admiral in 1882. After he retired from active service in 1873 he entered the Turkish services as Pasha and was employed as Director General of the Abolition of the Slave trade and Judge of the Slave Courts. The notebook covers the examination at the Sudanese port of Suakin of various people accused of slave trading who Malcolm concluded had evidently 'broken the law of Egypt in exporting slaves for sale' and instructed that they should be kept in prison until 'they may be claimed by the English war ship Wild Swan'; a speech from 1880 which Malcolm most likely delivered in Freiburg where he was then resident with his second wife, Sophie von Brockdorff, describing the region from the Suez Canal to Kismayo in present-day Somalia concentrating on the geography, flora and fauna of the region, particularly its coral reefs (it is here included in both English and German); and a letter to the editor of The Globe, dated 1879, which Malcolm requested be published anonymously on Ethiopian-Egyptian relations which continued to be tense following the 1874–76 conflict and which Malcolm considered 'must sooner … [Click Below for Full Description]
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