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Michigan State University Libraries
100 Main Library
East Lansing, MI 48824
Preferred Citation:Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Teleki, Count Samuel Papers, MSS 94, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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Collection Summary:Count Teleki’s diaries (original and translations), letters to Prince Rudolph, photographs, biographical notes.
Historical Background:Samuel Teleki was born in 1845 to a noble Hungarian family in Szaromberke, located in the Transylvania region of what is now Romania. From 1886 to 1889, Teleki traveled through central East Africa with Baron Ludwig Von Hoenel, exploring the Great Rift Valley. Their discoveries of Lake Rudolf and the Omo River in northern Kenya, and Lake Stephanie in southern Ethiopia were the last major European discoveries in East Africa. The account of their travels were published in Discovery of Lakes Rudolf and Stephanie: a narrative of Count Samuel Teleki’s exploring and hunting expedition in Eastern Equatorial Africa in 1887 & 1888, by Ludwig von Hehnel.
|1||1||Diary. [Dec. 30, 1886 – Feb. 17, 1888]|
|2||Diary [Feb. 18, 1888 – Oct. 3, 1888]|
|3||Diary [Mar. 17, 1895 – April 11, 1895]|
|4 - 7||Translation of Diaries (typed)|
|8 - 9||Letters from Teleki to Crown Prince Rudolf (Nov. 4 & Dec. 22, 1887)|
|10||Biographical articles, notes|