W G Browne’s undoubted prowess as an explorer, was however, not matched by his literary skill, and his concise, yet rather dry account of his travels, was not popular with a public used to flowery eloquence from their travel writers. Undeterred by his travelogue’s public reception, Browne left Britain with the purported intent of finding a route to Samarkand. After travelling through Asia Minor, he was lost, murdered on the road to Tehran, and this journey was later published by Robert Walpole from Browne’s surviving notes.
Printed for T. Cadell Junior, and W. Davies, Strand; and T.N. Longman and O. Rees, Paternoster-Row, London, 1799. Layton Collection 6911.