Series 7: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

19th We were to have left today, but there is now no chance of it. I would greatly have liked  to go  out  shooting this  morning but  refrained  lest  the  King’s message might come in my absence. Instead of this a message was returned by Joseph {whom I had sent to ask if the letter &c. was ready) to say that before writing it he wished to see us again, that today he had some ceremonies to perform in the vicinity of my camp near the river, about 2 P.M., and later in the evening would see us.

Series 6: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

Selected Correspondence:  The Royal Niger Company GEORGE TAUBMAN GOLDIE AND FREDERICK  LUGARD 6th [November 1894] At last the Caravan book is complete. The Long Roll contains every man’s name-soldiers, Hausa-porters, Yorubas, and Nupes, Headmen, Interpret­ers, Horse and donkey attendants,

Series 5: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY  EASTWARD   As you have been informed verbally, it is just possible that you may, before leav­ing Jebba or Bajibo, receive a cablegram ‘Lugard Kuka’, meaning char instead of proceeding westward, you will retrace your steps to Lokoja and make your way to Bornu and Lake Chad.

Series 4: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the creator of Nigeria”

OBJECTS OF YOUR JOURNEY WEST   The last sentence conveys the objects of your journey. France has obtained a few treaties with powerful chiefs on  the strength  of which she claims im­mense regions in the great bend of the Niger, known in France as ‘le boucle du Niger’.

Series 2: Lord Sir Frederick Lugard & Royal Niger Company “the maker of Nigeria”

London, 2nd July 1894. Dear Sir G. Goldie, I have carefully read the above letter and  pledge myself to observe the conditions  required of me, not only during  my term of service with The Company, but for five years after its conclusion. Yours faithfully, (Sgd) F. D. Lugard. Capt

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