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   Harry Hamilton
   H. H. J. ; Sir Harry Johnston ;
   Winifred Mary Irby (18xx-19xx) in 1896
   twin boys: N. N.1 (1902-1902) and N. N.2 (1902-1902) (who survived only a few hours) ; no further children
   1858 in Kennington Park, South London, England
   Woodsetts House near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
   John Brookes Johnstone (18xx-1xxx)
   Esther Laetitia Hamilton (18xx-1xxx) (mother) ; Florance George Henry Irby, 5th Baron Boston (1xxx-1xxx) (father-in-law) ; ...
   studies foreign languages at Stockwell grammar school, zoology at King's College London; 4 years of painting at the Royal Academy, London & in Paris
   Great Britain
   H. J. published 40 books on African subjects, including: The River Congo (1884), The Kilema-Njaro Expedition (1886), British Central Africa (1897), The Colonization of Africa (1899), The Uganda Protectorate (1902), The Nile Quest: The Story of Exploration (1903), Liberia (1906), and The Backward Peoples and Our Relations with Them (1920).
   Royal Geographical Society in London ; gold medal of the Zoological Society of London in 1902 ;
   topographical, anthropological, and zoological drawing, watercolour, and painting ; ; ;
   Obituaries of Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston in: Ibis 44,1 (1927): 735 & The Geographical Journal 70,4 (1927): 415-6 ; Roland Anthony Oliver: Sir Harry Johnston and the Scramble for Africa (London: Chatto & Windus, 1957) ; Alex Johnston: The Life and Letters of Sir Harry Johnston (London: Cape, 1929) ; Roland Oliver: Sir Harry Johnston and the Scramble for Africa (1958) ; Cameron 1981: 76 ; James A. Casada: Sir Harry H. Johnston: A Bio-Bibliographical Study (1977) ;
   British explorer, botanist, zoologist, artist, and pioneer colonial administrator, spoke many African languages, was in Tunis (1879-80), then traveled through Angola and up the Congo River (1882-3). On a botanical expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro, he obtained a land concession that helped draw the frontiers between British and German territories in that region. Joining the consular service in 1885, he spent 3 years administering a British protectorate in Eastern Nigeria. 1888-91 he exercised much influence on British African policy and obtained the treaties on which the UK based its claims to Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia. He was knighted in 1896, served 2 years as consul general in Tunis, then as special commissioner in Uganda (1899-1901), 1891-5 as 1st British consul general & commissioner in Nyasaland (now Malawi). Further relatives: instrument maker & member of the Bloomsbury set, Arnold Dolmetsch (1xxx-1xxx) (brother-in-law) & Mabel Johnston (1xxx-1xxx) (sister).

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