Burton as Brevet de Pointe, by Albert Letchford. The original is held at the
Orleans House Gallery in Richmond, which
is well worth visiting.
In the garden at Trieste circa 1890, taken by F. Grenfell Baker.
- You can now Donate to burtoniana.org
- The Fourth Burton Conference will be held in March 2021, at Torquay, his birthplace. This coincides with the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Contact Mick Walton to submit an abstract, or to obtain further details. email@example.com
Trinity College (Cambridge) has unearthed a unique copy of
First Footsteps in East Africa with a complete Appendix IV,
in the Crewe Collection (images are provided). The exceptionally rare second leaf (2 pages) is present in handwritten form!
This is a presentation copy from Burton to Monckton Milnes (later Lord Houghton).
The complete Appendix IV has never been translated. A partial translation, based on the first leaf,
can be found in Gordon Waterfield's interesting reissue (with fresh material) of First Footsteps, published
by Routledge and Kegan Paul in 1966 .
- Mobile-compatible redesign.
- Added more photos and details of the Burton Tomb in Mortlake, London.
- Added the first edition of Lake Regions
in two volumes with colour plates
- Added pictures of Burton's tomb, including
decent views of the interior of the tomb from the rear.
- Added more images of Burton ephemera
and items from Trieste, including views of
the present-day interior of the building which was once Burton's private
- Added the first volume
of Hitchman's biography of Burton,
Richard F. Burton K. C. M. G.:
His Early, Private and Public Life with an Account of his Travels and
Explorations, so that both volumes are now available here. The
Burtons initially cooperated with Hitchman, and large swathes of Isabel
Burton's Life follow it closely, e.g. the Crimean episodes.
- Added many missing articles and letters
from the Athenaeum.
- New electronic edition of the fabulously rare
Lord Beaconsfield: a
Sketch (1882). Apparently only 25 copies were printed, now only a
handful are known to survive.
- Review by
Kathleen Ladizesky of Godsall's Burton biography The Tangled Web
- New page of Burton ephemera, such as
coins, cigar labels, cigarette cards and the like (thanks to Mick Walton for
- New page of Trieste-related Burtoniana,
including photos of his old villa there (again, thanks to Mick Walton).
- Jon Godsall's ground-breaking new biography of Burton
The Tangled Web (2008) has just
been released and delivered to burtoniana.org. Essential reading.
Drop everything and get your copy.
- Added a new edition of the exceptionally rare pamphlet
Three Months at
Abbazia (1888), Burton's entertaining grumble about his holiday in
- Added an image of the
commemorative stamp issued in 1958 to celebrate the centenary of the
discovery of Lake Tanganyika by Burton and Speke [thanks to Pushpendra Shah
- Added the previously missing chapter "Horseflesh" from Volume 1 of
Zanzibar: City, Island and Coast
(1872). So the complete two volume set, which is very hard to find in
the original, is now available here in facsimile.
- Added the second volume of
Os Lusiadas (1880).
Hence the entire 6-volume series on Camoens is now available here.
- Added the second volume of
Camoens: the Lyricks,
Englished by Richard F. Burton.