Hugh Clapperton

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Hugh Clapperton
BirthplaceAnnan, Dumfriesshire
Known for Exploration

Clapperton, Hugh


Born May 18, 1788, in Annan, Scotland; died Apr. 13, 1827, near Sokoto. English explorer of Africa.

Together with the English travelers W. Oudney and D. Denham, Clapperton crossed the Sahara from Tripoli to Lake Chad (along 15° E long.) in 1822–23, reaching Sokoto. The journey established that the Niger River is not connected with Lake Chad. Returning in 1824, he recrossed the Sahara. In 1825 Clapperton traveled to Sokoto from Lagos on the Gulf of Guinea.

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Chapter five focuses on the British occupation and subjugation of Gwandu emirate with the first contact in 1824 when Hugh Clapperton visited Sultan Mohammed Bello with all the diplomatic civilities.
1) Dixon Denham, Hugh Clapperton & Walter Oudney, Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824 (1826), 2 vols; E.
Clapperton in Borno : journals of the travels in Borno of Lieutenant Hugh Clapperton, RN, from January 1823 to September 1824.
Barrow commissioned Naval lieutenant Hugh Clapperton, Dr Walter Oudney and William Hillman, a carpenter working in Malta, while the Colonial Office sent Major Denham Dixon to join them.
The pasha offers his protection 1822 Lieutenant Hugh Clapperton, Major Dixon Denham and Dr Walter Oudney arrive in Tripoli, having also been promised assistance by the pasha 1825 Laing arrives in Tripoli in May, also sent by Barrow.
Another unsung hero of early African exploration was Hugh Clapperton.
1837), was published in 1826 in Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824 by Dixon Denham, Hugh Clapperton, and Walter Oudney, who were travelers and explorers in that region.
Hugh Clapperton into the interior of Africa; records of the second expedition, 1825-1827.