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Abyssinian girls carrying water to a camp. Wood engraving by P.F. Durand.

Date
1884
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37011i
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"In April, accompanied by John Wylde, he [Sir William Hewett] went on a mission to King John of Abyssinia, whom, by judicious concessions on trade, he induced to sign a treaty of friendship, at Adowa (3 June 1884), and to agree to assist the evacuation of Egyptian garrisons in his neighbourhood, and more especially Kassala." (Oxford dictionary of national biography)

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1884

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1 print : wood engraving ; image 14 x 20.3 cm

Lettering

Sir W. Hewett's embassy: Abyssinian water-girls bringing water to camp - a lady of Adowa. ; P. Durand

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37011i

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