[AFRICA - BIG GAME HUNTING] TILDESLEY, CYRUS ELLERTON Uganda Sketches [manuscript caption title].
[Uganda: circa 1908]. Modern binder with plastic sleeves. 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches; autograph manuscript in five chapters, 8-page autograph letter signed with photograph enclosed, 8 photographs and a negative, pencil drawing, one-page autograph letter of recommendation for Tildesley from his Uganda supervisor. Occasional edgewear or short tears to letters and manuscript leaves, recommendation letter removed from an album and trimmed, some toning or fading to photographs (two with significant wear).
A unique archive of 18 items, including the original autograph manuscript for "Uganda Sketches," which is broken down into five chapters: "The Land of the 'Dudu'"; "The Pagazi"; "On Safari"; "The Asikari"; and "A Night in the Jungle." Tildesley's 8-page letter evocatively describes his experience in Africa, including elephants returning to the Mabira and lions circling his camp at night.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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