This album depicting early stages of the Uganda Railway's construction was given to Clifford Craufurd by George Whitehouse, Chief Engineer, in January 1897, as a mark of gratitude for his assistance as the railway passed through his jurisdiction. It is particularly valuable for its depictions of railway workers and the technology and logistics behind the creation of the "Lunatic Express."
Clifford Henry Craufurd was born in Scotland in 1859. He joined the 1884 Nile Expedition and was later Sub-commissioner, Acting Commissioner and Consul for the coastal region of Kenya (then East Africa Protectorate) during the early days of building work on the Uganda Railway. He died of malaria in the UK in 1900 whilst home on leave, leaving a widow Elizabeth (nee Chapman) and son also called Clifford Craufurd.
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