"She wrote perhaps the best book about Africa that I ever read. Except Sir Samuel Baker's book on the Nile tributaries of Abyssinia."
Sir Samuel Baker on Lake Albert N'yanza
Public DomainSir Samuel Baker on Lake Albert N'yanza - Credit: From Africa illustrated - New York Public Library

Amongst his many foreign titles, British explorer and writer Sir Samuel White Baker (1821-1893) occupied the position of Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between 1869 and 1873. His numerous adventures -- spanning Europe, Asia, and Africa, to name but a few -- provided the material for a great number of books and articles. The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia was published in 1867.