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Richard Jobson
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Biography

Richard Jobson was an agent of the Guinea Company who traded for seven months on the Gambia River in the years 1620-1. Apart from his journey to Guinea, few details of his life are known. Jobson was probably born in the last quarter of the 16th century, possibly in England; Gamble and Hair also suggest Ireland as a conceivable place of birth (Gamble and Hair, ‘Introduction’, pp. 38-9). From his writings it can be …

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Frederiks, Martha, “Richard Jobson”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26703>



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