Handbill, listing the Association's officers, describing its aims, and appealing for funds.

The Hausa Association [George Taubman-Goldie; John Owen Murray]
Publication details: 
London, 20th May, 1897.'
SKU: 5837

Quarto: 4 pp. Bifolium. Unbound. Creased and grubby. Half-page map ('Sketch to show position of Hausa-land'). Headed in red ink 'Funds are urgently needed both to secure the results already obtained and to carry forward the work.' 'The Hausa Association, For Promoting the Study of the Hausa Language and People' is said here to have been founded in 1891 in memory of the Rev. John Alfred Robinson. The first page lists the Associations numerous officers (including Francis Galton, Professor Max Mueller, the Duke of Westminster), the second and third describe the 'Object of the Association' (subheadings 'The Hausa tounge and people' and 'Our national responsibility') and 'The work of the Association'. The last page describes 'The need for funds.' Signed in type by Taubman-Goldie as Chairman, and Murray as Honorary Secretary.