Egypt under the British - PDF (1896) by H. F. Wood

Egypt under the British

Egypt under the British
Egypt under the British



The writer had scarcely returned from a stay in Egypt as Special Correspondent for the Morning Advertiser and the Glasgow Herald^ when the decision involving an immediate military advance towards Dongola was announced in the British Parliament. 

He has embodied in the present volume, side by side with confirmatory or illustrative matter supplied to him at the last moment from local sources, much of the direct evidence which was collected by him, and contributed to the journals above-named, with respect to existing conditions in the New Egypt — the Egypt re-cast and re-formed as a body politic — that has arisen beneath British responsibility since 1882. Perhaps the momentous developments of influence or rule, which have become a certain prospect, now, whatever the rate of the process, for both the interior of the Egyptian Soudan and the regions around its borders, may but enhance, to English-speaking peoples, the interest attaching to the success or failure of British effort within the dominions held by the Khedive.

Some Contents 

At the threshold — The struggle of the languages— British business interests — Port Said no longer the wickedest spot on earth " — French suspicion of a British structure — An "Evacuation speech " in England — The Port Said French and English clubs


Port Said versus Alexandria — Wanted, a railway — Local grievances — The Suez Canal Company — No English (except pilots) need to apply — A missionary on the Field for trade — British trade-marks forged — A Birmingham commercial traveller tries Egypt for the first time — Ismailia a French settlement.


By rail through the Land of Goshen — Tel-el-Kebir— From Bedouins to Fellaheen — Business show-cards at the Delta railway-stations — Factory chimneys by the Nile — The British garrison at Alexandria — A tradition of the Gloucestershire Regiment — No outward symbols of the Occupation

Certain of the " people who are here to keep order " — A British sergeant's view — At the site of Cleopatra's palace — Association football — Native sentiment on the Occupation — The fear to declare for the British, in case they should leave — Tactics of the French Opposition — A policy of worry, harass, and wear-out, if possible — British pledge
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Recrimination — French grievances — The British business community at a disadvantage — Tenders for Government contracts — British firms bid too high-^The Fellaheen on the Foreigner — An Austrian financier on the Occupation — Probable result of a plebiscite


The " Anglicanization " of Cairo — Rule, and Semi-Rule — Greek money-lenders in the villages-^How they evade the law — ^The Fellaheen buying machinery — Two or three wives on thirty shillings a week — An English industry ruined by the English — Adaptability, and consolation — Under-sold again — ^Alexandria versus Port Said — Official backsheesh

The Egyptian Newspaper Press — Pro-British organs — Organs of the French, Arab, and Turkish Oppositions — ^Journalistic warfare— The program of Hajee Abdullah Browne — Moustafa Kamel's campaign in France— Lord Dufferin's Organic Law— The judicial system— Reforms— Sitting of a Native Tribunal
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Interview with the Sheikh Ali Youssef, editor of the Modiad — The leading daily paper of the Arab Opposition — Why the Modiad allies itself with the French party — French action in the matter of the reserve funds — Neither France, nor England, nor the Sultan — A choice between France and England— -Egypt for the Egyptians


Author: H. F. Wood 
Publication Date: 1896


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