Louis P. Bowler
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|Louis P. Bowler|
|Born||c. February 1852|
Westbury, Wiltshire, England, U.K.
|Died||8 October 1934 (82)|
Steyning, Sussex, England, U.K.
Louis Patrick Bowler (c. February 1852 - October 8, 1934) was a British subject active in Africa as prospector, lawyer, trader, concession-seeker, &c. who was privately involved in the British colonisation of Africa during the New Imperialism (1881-1914) period. In his later life, Bowler wrote popular accounts of his time in Central and Eastern Africa, including items of local folklore, such as the Tano Giant, as well as more fantastic recollections of encounters with "witch doctors" and "medicine-men" who could transform themselves into animals, made prophecies regarding future events, and other yarns typical of the English-language press regarding exotic lands far abroad.
- Bowler, Louis (1911), Gold Coast Palaver: Life on the Gold Coast, London: J. Long, Ltd., https://archive.org/details/goldcoastpalaver00bowlrich
- Rooinek (pseud.) (1929), African Nights: A Mystery Narrative of Surprises, London: Hurst & Blackett — published under the name Rooinek, meaning "Red Neck" in Afrikaans.
- Bowler, Louis P. (Capt.) (10 Aug. 1930), "Lovely White Bride Of Savage African King Barely Escapes Mystic Ju-Ju Of His Five Wives Maddened By Jealousy: Sadly Disillusioned Girl Returns To Her Home After Terrifying Adventures In Jungle of Marakamba --- Lured By Matrimonial 'Ad' That Promised Jewels And Thousands In Pin Money.", Cincinnati Enquirer (Sunday Magazine) (Cincinnati, OH): 2, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/100500263/
- Bowler, Louis P. (Capt.) (21 Jun. 1932), "CHAINED UP FOR TWO MONTHS IN A ROOM FULL OF STOLEN TREASURE", Everybody's Weekly (London, Eng.)
- Bowler, Louis P. (Capt.) (3 Mar. 1934), "Exploring Weird Devil's Hole In Sierra Leone Area - Lurid Legend of Evil Spirit Found to be Based on Activities of Dragons and Den of Imprisoned Reptiles", Edmonton Bulletin (Edmonton, AB, Canada): 3, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/738183595/
- Globe-Trotter (11 May 1930), "Witch Doctor's Prophecies and The Prince of Wales", Sunday Sun (London, England): 7, https://www.newspapers.com/image/780608971/