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Title: The Gold Missus. A Woman Prospector in Sierra Leone
Description: (London, George Allen & Unwin, 1938). . 8vo; original blue cloth rather rubbed; boards bumped at extremities; frayed at tail of spine; no dustwrapper; hand-stamp and W.H. Smith library label on front pastedown; moderate foxing and browning throughout; pp. 303, incl. bibliography; black-and-white photographic plates, maps, line drawings in text. Fair condition. "Katharine led two expeditions in Sierra Leone. She earned her nickname, the Gold Missus, on the second trip, which was for the London-based Maroc Gold Company. 'I was to prospect throughout the concession that they had been granted to look for new areas to mine. I would be searching the hills for the source of gold in the gravels and exploring in the bush. This was the life that I loved. I felt confident that I knew the country, the ways of the natives and how to choose carriers. There was no question of my refusing.' She traveled extensively throughout the unmapped regions of Sierra Leone, living in the native villages she passed through. 'My workers . spread tall tales about the Gold Missus who had very powerful juju and could find gold in the gravels and hills.'" - Polk and Tiegreen, Women of Discovery..

Keywords: Billings. Fowler Lunn. . Field Geologists. . Africa

Price: GBP 7.50 = appr. US$ 10.71 Seller: Christison Rare Books
- Book number: 1862

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