Charles Mouhot

Portrait of Charles   Mouhot

Charles Mouhot (1828 - 1904) was a younger brother of Henri Alexandre Mouhot, the famous French explorer who gave a vivid description of Angkor in 1859.

Just a year after Henri's death in Laos in 1861, Charles Mouhot completed the English translation of his brother's travelogue, Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-china (Siam), Cambodia and Laos, based on Henri's personal notes and his letters to Charles as well as to Henri's wife, Anne (Annette) Mouhot nee Park. Dedicated to "the learned Societies of England", this edition carried a presentation("Memoir of Henri Mouhot") by J.J. Belinfante.

Charles Mouhot's own wife, Jane Elizabeth Mary (Jenny) Mouhot nee Park (1831, London - ?), was a cousin of Annette, and both were related to illustrious Scottish explorer Mungo Park, a celebrated explorer of Western Africa.