This collection contains materials by and/or related to British explorer and writer Richard Burton (1821-1890) collected by
Burke Casari (born 1935)
including one manuscript by Burton and letters and documents by Burton, his wife, and friends. The collection also includes
artwork, lithographs, maps, photographs,
printed material and Burton related research material gathered by Casari.
Burke Eugene Casari, a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska, worked as an administrator for environmental programs at the State
Health Department. He became interested in Richard Burton in 1962, while teaching in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Casari has
since become a noted Burton collector and researcher, especially in the area of identifying previously undocumented Burton
letters, articles and references.
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was a British explorer, linguist, writer, diplomat and translator; he explored Africa,
the Middle East, South America and Iceland and translated, among many other titles, The Arabian Nights. Burton married Isabel Arundell (1831-1896), in 1861, and she, thereafter, accompanied Burton on many of his travels, and
became his amanuensis and editor, as well as publishing her own travel volumes and an autobiography. Burton died of a heart
attack on Oct. 19, 1890 and Isabel Burton died from complications of ovarian cancer on March 22, 1896.
William Martin Wood (1829-1907)was a British journalist; the editor of the Times of India and the Bombay Review, upon his retirement to England, Wood continued to write on Indian topics and published Things of India Made Plain.
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