Original WorksEarly Maps & Expedition Reports From The East Africa Expedition. Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1859.
|.....||Text in German. Richard Burton as co-author. An article about Burton and Speke's journey to the Lake region of central Africa. It is contained in the annual volume of the pre-eminent Geographical Journal published in Germany. One of the first reports of Burton and Speke's expedition.|
|.....||This is a very rare pamphlet by Speke which he had printed in Cape Town on his way to his Second Expedition to East Africa. There was a known bound copy in the library of the late Mr. Quentin Keynes and another bound copy was sold in 2002 by Christies as part of the library of Henry Morton Stanley. The pamphlet makes frequent references to Burton. Alexander Maitland, Speke's biographer, states (p.120) that Speke had this pamphlet printed and sent to his publisher Blackwood in Edinburgh. However, it is more likely that it was printed as an aid to raise money at the Cape for Speke's expedition.|
Illustrated by Captain Grant. With maps and portraits and numerous illustrations chiefly
from drawings by Captain Grant. 2 maps, 26 plates, numerous text illus.|
J.H. Speke's account of his later journey, with Grant, to central Africa and his further explorations into the source of the Nile river. Burton's account of their earlier trip together can be found in his "The Lake Regions of Central Africa (1860)". Much controversy surrounds Speke's claims to have discovered the source of the Nile river and his breach of trust with Burton regarding the anouncement of their discoveries. A review of this book was published in the Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.
|.....||2 maps, 24 plates and numerous text illustrations, 8vo,|
|.....||1st US ed. Grey cloth. Includes 2 maps, 24 plates and numerous text illustrations.|
The Discovery of the Source of the Nile. London: J.M. Dent, 1906, Pp. 480.
|.....||[Everyman's Library #50] 12mo. B/w engravings. Reprinted 1906, 1908, 1912, 1922, 1937|
|.....||Reprint of 1863 edition; brown cloth.|
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. Belgium: Time Life Books Inc, 1983, Pp. 658.
|.....||Illustrations, maps. Facsimile of the 1863 first edition.|
|.....||Composed of two sectons, the first is Speke's account of his time spent with the abortive 1855 trip to Somalia. It was there that he and Burton were nearly killed. One member of their party was. Burton's account of this trip can be found in his First Footsteps in East Africa. Speke's diary and observations were published in Appendix 1 of this book. A review of Burton & Speke's adventures was published in the Blackwood Magazine. The second part of the book is Speke's description of his side trip during the second, 1857 expedition he took with Burton. While Burton was laid up with illness, Speke ventured off to visit a lake that he had heard of. This lake was the one that Speke declared to be the source of the Nile river.|
The Search for the Source of the Nile: Correspondence between Captain Richard Burton, Captain John Speke and others, from Burton's unpublished East African Letter Book; Together with other related letters and papers in the collection of Quintin Keynes. Burton (Captain Richard) and, Captain John Speke and others. Edited by Donald Young. The Roxburghe Club, London, 1999. 8vo, xxxi,207pp., with portrait frontispiece, facsimile letter and folding map; green cloth gilt. Contains a biographical commentary by the editor and a preface by Quentin Keynes. Limited to 400 copies.
Capts. Speke's and Grant's Travels and Adventures in Africa: A Thrilling Narrative of the Perils and Hardships Experienced by Captains Speke and Grant, the Celebrated African Explorers. Philadelphia: Barclay, .
Considerations for Opening Africa. London: Privately printed, 1864
Scheme for Opening Africa. London: Privately printed, 1864.
Lake Victoria: A Narrative of Explorations in Search of the Source of the Nile, Compiled from the Memoirs of Captains Speke and Grant. Ed.G. C. Swayne, Edinburgh & London: Blackwood, 1868.
Sir Richard Francis Burton, First Footsteps in East Africa. London: Longman, Brown, Green, &
Includes a revised and edited portion of Speke's 1854-1855 journal.
"Captain J. H. Speke's Discovery of the Victoria Nyanza Lake, the Supposed Source of the Nile," Blackwood's Magazine, 86 (October 1859): 391-419.
"Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake, Central Africa," Blackwood's Magazine, 86 (October 1859): 339-357.
"Return from Nyanza," Blackwood's Magazine, 86 (November 1859): 565-582.
"Captain Speke's Discoveries in Central Africa," Cape Monthly, 7 (1860): 159-167.
"Captain Speke's Adventure in Somali Land," Blackwood's Magazine, 87 (May 1860): 561-580; 87 (June 1860): 674-693; 88 (July 1860): 22-36.
"The Upper Basin of the Nile," Journal of the Royal Geographic Society, 7 (1863): 322-346.
Bridges, Roy C. "John Hanning Speke: Negotiating a Way to the Nile," Africa and Its Explorers, edited by Robert I. Rotberg, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1970, pp. 95-137.
Bridges, Roy C. "John Speke and the Royal Geographical Society," Uganda Journal, 26 (1962): 23-43.
Burton, John Hill, "Captain Speke's Journal," Blackwood's Magazine, January 1864, 45:1-24.
Carnochan, W. B., "The Sad Story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile; Or, Was John Hanning Speke a CAD?: Looking at the Evidence" Stanford University Press, 2006, Pp. 160.
Casada, James A. "British Exploration in East Africa: A Bibliography with Commentary," Africana Journal, 5 (Fall 1974): 195-239. (Bibliography)
Dohrn, H, "List of shells collected by Capt. Speke during his second journey through central Africa" Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Miscellanea ornithologica v. 3 London: Zoological Society, 1864, p. 116-118.
Faris, John T. Real Stories of the Geography Makers. New York: Ginn and Company, 1925, Illus. Pp. 331.
Garstin, William. Fifty Years of Nile Exploration, & Some of Its Results. London: Royal Geographical Society, 1909. First Edition. Pp. 35.
Geddie, John, The Lake Regions of Central Africa - a Record of Discovery. London, Edinburgh & New York: T. Nelson And Sons, Paternoste Row, 1892, illus. Pp. 275.
Günther, Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf, "On the reptiles and fishes obtained by Capt. Speke during the East-African Expedition", Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Miscellanea ornithologica v. 3. London: Zoological Society, 1864, p. 115.
Harrison, William, Burton and Speke. London, W.H. Allen 1982. (Novel)
Harrison, William Mountains of the Moon 1982, Pp. 480. (Novel)
Ingham, Kenneth, "John Hanning Speke: A Victorian and His Inspiration," Tanzanya Notes and Queries, 1957, 49:247-255.
Loftus, Ernest Achey Speke and the Nile source. Edinburgh: T. Nelson,  Pp. 73.
Maitland, Alexander Speke and the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. London: Constable, 1971. (Biography)
Maitland, Alexander, "Speke's First Footsteps," Blackwood's Magazine, March 1971, 309:265-272.
Maitland, Alexander, "Speke's Nile Diary," Blackwood's Magazine, May 1977, 321:371-385.
Moorehead, Alan, The White Nile. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960, Pp. 385.Oliver, Daniel et al. "The Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition, an Enumeration of the Plants Collected During the Journey of the Late Captain J.H. Speke and Captain (now Lieut.-Col.) J.A. Grant from Zanzibar to Egypt. 1873-75", The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Volume XXIX., 3 parts bound in one volume. Pp. (2), 69; 69 [bis]-104; 103 [bis], 104 [bis], (105-) 190.
|.....||136 lithographed plates by J.N. Fitch and printed by his nephew J.N. Fitch, plus a folding colored map.|
Pine-Coffin, Matilda, The Speke Family. Exeter: Godfrey & Bartlett, 1914.Redmond, Sean. Speke's Journal The Journal of African Travel-Writing, No. 3 Sept 1997.
|.....||A review of Speke's book "Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile".|
Sclater, Philip Lutley, "On the mammals collected and observed by Capt. J.H. Speke during the East-African Expedition". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Miscellanea ornithologica v. 3. London: Zoological Society, 1864, p. -106.
Sclater, Philip Lutley, "On the birds collected by Capt. J.H. Speke during the East-African Expedition with notes by Capt. J.H. Speke". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Miscellanea ornithologica v. 3. London: Zoological Society, 1864, p. 106-115.
Smith, Frederick, "List of insects collected by Capt. Speke during the East African Expedition", Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Miscellanea ornithologica v. 3. London: Zoological Society, 1864, p. 118.
The Death of Speke. From Blackwood's Magazine, John Speke's obituary.