BRUCE-LOCKHART, James [Jamie] R

1941 - ?

Born at Sedburgh, Yorkshire in 1941, son of John Macgregor Bruce Lockhart (1914-1995), an intelligence officer, and his wife Margaret née Hone, who married in 1939. Educated at Dragon School, Oxford obtaining a B.A. in 1963. A former British diplomat who took an interest in pre-colonial West Africa when serving in Lagos, Nigeria in the late 1980s. After reading of Captain Hugh Clapperton’s 'Journal of a Second Expedition', London 1829, led him to follow in the footsteps of the Scottish explorer cross-country from the coast to the desert’s edge and from Lake Chad in the East to Borgu in the West. He also identified in detail the route taken by Richard Lander when he sought to return to the sea by way of Opanda and the lower Niger after Clapperton’s death in 1827 and his biography of Hugh Clapperton appeared in 2007 and he is the author of many other. In 2002 Jamie was living at Westwick, Lodge Road, Southwold and later moved to The Old Post Office, The Street, Saxmundham both in Suffolk. A watercolour artist and an author and has had several solo exhibitions in the Walberswick area. www.jamiebl.com






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