Park, Mungo (17711805)

Park, Mungo, African traveller, born at Foulshiels, near Selkirk; was apprenticed to a surgeon, and studied medicine at Edinburgh; 1791-93 he spent in a voyage to Sumatra, and in 1795 went for the first time to Africa under the auspices of the African Association of London; starting from the Gambia he penetrated eastward to the Niger, then westward to Kamalia, where illness seized him; conveyed to his starting-point by a slave-trader, he returned to England and published “Travels in the Interior of Africa,” 1799; he married and settled to practice at Peebles, but he was not happy till in 1805 he set out for Africa again at Government expense; starting from Pisania he reached the Niger, and sending back his journals attempted to descend the river in a canoe, but, attacked by natives, the canoe overturned; and he and his companions were drowned (17711805).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Paris, Matthew * Parker, John Henry
Paramo
Paraná River
Parcæ
Parchment
Parcs-aux-Cerfs
Paré, Ambroise
Pariah
Paris
Paris
Paris, Matthew
Park, Mungo
Parker, John Henry
Parker, Joseph
Parker, Matthew
Parker, Theodore
Parkman, Francis
Parlement
Parliament
Parliament, The Long
Parliament of Dunces
Parliamentarian