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Name: ELTON, James Frederic

Birth Date: 3 Aug 1840 Lucknow, India

Death Date: 19 Dec 1877 Usekhe, Ugogo, on way home from S. Highlands of Tanganyika

First Date: 1873

Last Date: 1877

Profession: African explorer. In 1868 he went to SA and in 1873 was appointed Vice-Consul at Zanzibar, two years later becoming British Consul Mozambique

Area: Zanzibar

Married: No

Author: Travels and Researches among the Lakes and Mountains of Eastern and Central Africa, 1879

Book Reference: Gillett

War Service: Fought in the Indian Mutiny in 1860, then served in China, later with the French Army in Mexico

General Information:

He died in 1877 while on his way home from the Southern Highlands of Tanganyika where he had done some important exploration work.

National Probate Calendar

Dict. of National Biography entry

Buried 2 miles from his last camp under a baobab tree,

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