The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An aboriginal tribe dwelling between the Gaboon and Ogoway Rivers, in western equatorial Africa; are brave and intelligent, and of good physique, but are addicted to cannibalism.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fans'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fans.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.