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David Livingstone, Journal

  • ZA HPRA A346
  • Fonds
  • August 1862 - January 1863

The journal relates to his Zambezi expedition.

David Livingstone

David Livingstone, Letters

  • ZA HPRA A349
  • Fonds
  • May 1841 - November 1872

Includes letter, 13 May 1841, Port Elizabeth, to the Rev. Richard Cecil, in defence of Dr. Philip (the original is in the Africana Museum, Johannesburg). Also a series of 19 letters 1850 to 1872 to the Rev. W. Thompson, agent at Cape Town for the London Missionary Society, relating to his explorations, slavery and missionary work.

David Livingstone

David Livingstone, Papers

  • ZA HPRA A348
  • Fonds
  • 1845 - 1871

The charred remains of 8 ALS and an autographed copy of Livingstone's Analysis of the language of the Bechuanas, (London, Clowes, 1858) rescued from the library fire in 1931.

Names of correspondents include W. Elwin, E. Grimstone, W. von Haidinger, R. Moffat, B. Pyne and J.R. Stebbing.

Subjects include tribal rivalry between Griquas and Barolong, the Boer destruction of his books and medicines, the Portuguese and slavery, description of his explorations of Lower Zambesi and Shire Rivers and English settlement in Africa.

David Livingstone

David Livingstone, Papers

  • ZA HPRA A351
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1868

Includes sketch of Mabotsa, where Livingstone once lived; printed Sketch of the supposed route of Dr. Livingstone and probable place of attack by the Mavite by J. Kirk, 1868; 2 ALS 1867 and 1868 from C. George of the Royal Geographic Society to J. Macqueen, relating to Livingstone's journey; also press clippings and other miscellaneous material.

David Livingstone

David Livingstone, Letters

  • ZA HPRA A347
  • Fonds
  • December 1841 - June 1865

Letters to family and friends, written mainly from Kuruman, describing his work amongst the Bechuana. Names of correspondents include C.A. Alington, J. Maclehose, E. Marjoribanks, B. Pyne, H.E. Rutherfoord and Mrs. Sewell. The later letters refer to his explorations in Eastern and Central Africa and include one written from Bombay, 23 Jun. 1864, to Sir Bartle Frere on trade between India and East Africa.

David Livingstone