Fanti Houses, Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1841

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This record was last updated on 10 Feb 2017

Image Reference

William Allen, A Narrative of the Expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841 (London, 1848), vol. 1, p. 135.

Caption, "King Aggri's House; at Cape Coast Castle." "With the exception of a few English houses, the town consists of straggling lines of mud-huts, to which little clusters of palm trees ... add a look of coolness, even under the burning sun of that coast" (Allen, p. 135).