Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, a British maritime colony since 1787, on the W. coast of Africa, having a foreshore of 180 m. between Rivières du Sud (N.) and Liberia (S.); includes the peninsula of Sierra Leone proper with its densely-wooded Sugar-Loaf Mountain, and a number of coast islands, and stretches back to a highland eastern frontier ill defined; the climate is hot, humid, and unhealthy; has been called “The White Man's Grave”; is fertile, but not well exploited by the indolent negro population, half of whom are descendants from freed slaves; ground-nuts, kola-nuts, ginger, hides, palm-oil, &c., are the principal exports. Freetown (q.v.) is the capital. The executive power is exercised by a governor and council of five.

Population (circa 1900) given as 75,000.

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

Sierra * Sierra Madre
Sidmouth, Henry Addington, Viscount
Sidney
Sidney, Sir Philip
Sidon
Siebengebirge
Siegfried
Siemens, Werner von
Siemens, Sir William
Sienna
Sierra
Sierra Leone
Sierra Madre
Sierra Morena
Sierra Nevada
Sieyès, Abbé
Sigismund
Sigismund
Signorelli, Luca
Sigourney, Mrs.
Sigurd
Sikhs