Stone Collection: Volume 91 - Item 34
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34. M. R. Delany, Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party (New York: Thomas Hamilton, 1861). (75 p.)
Report of a committee sent to the Niger Valley (Nigeria) by the National Emigration Convention of Colored Men to locate a suitable place for the colonization of African Americans. An important part of their assignment was to determine whether cotton could be grown in central Africa.