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Lady Florence Baker
(TRAVELLING WOMAN WHO WITNESSED SLAVERY)
BIRTH
1841
DEATH
1916
Hungarian, then British by marriage; she was put up for sale on a Turkish market and bought by Samuel Baker, the great explorer. She accompanied him on his two great trips to Africa. Involved along with him in the battle against the slavers, she was a major witness of the African slave trade. She wrote no accounts but left documents quoted by her biographer.
« Ismaïlia. Récit d’une expédition armée dans l’Afrique centrale » , Le Tour du Monde, Samuel Baker, 1875, I, 33-81.
Anne Baker, Morning star. Florence Baker’s diary of the expedition to put down the slave trade on the Nile, 1870-1873, Londres, William Kimber, 1972.
Oxford Biography Index entry, 101042346

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