One complete autograph letter written by Livingstone to John Kirk, dated November 6, 1859, and an undated fragment of a second letter from Livingstone (signed on two different pages, so this might possibly be fragments of two letters, presumably also to Kirk) In the November 6, 1859 letter Livingstone explains that he was unable to wait for Kirk's arrival because of his leaky boat. He discusses the need to get provisions for the crew, and payments for laborers. In the fragmentary letter[s], Livingtone asks to have a camel sent to him loaded with rice, and payment for sheep and goats and for laborers. He also seeks a man-of-war ship. Persons named in the letters include: Mr. Thornton; Admiral Washington; Tito; Bandeira; Vianna; Sr. Manoel; Sr. Galdino; Ali; Mabruk; and Col. Nunes. Places named include Qullimane; Kongone; Zanzibar; and Mozambique
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 24 Oct. 1862, and addressed to Mrs. Robinson in Bagatelle, Moka, Mauritius. The item was composed in Johanna Anjouan, Comoro Islands. Livingstone offers condolences on the loss of Robinson's loved one. He also writes about his exploration from Lake Nyasa and his attempts to stop the illegal slave trade
Collection includes 7 autograph letters by David Livingstone (accession numbers M81; M84; M85; M87; M90; M91; and M97); 1 letter about Livingstone written by the Reverend Richard Cecil to the Reverend W. Ellis, dated Ongar, 24 November 1838 (M98); a handwritten receipt on behalf of the trustees of David Livingstone, LL. D, signed by his son W. Oswell Livingstone and dated 22 August 1872 (M99); a sepia-toned print captioned "Livingstone weak from fever escorted to Shinte's town," probably excised from a copy of The life and explorations of Dr. Livingstone, by John S. Roberts (London: Adam & Co., ) (M102); a printed broadside issued by Glasgow College announcing an address by Livingstone to be presented at the College on 25 February 1858 (A14); an undated color-illustrated postcard of "The Scottish national memorial to David Livingstone at Blantyre, Lanarkshire; renunciation/farewell to Stanley" (no accession number); and an undated color-illustrated cigarette card featuring a ... Read More
Two autograph letters written by Livingstone during his stay in England Livingstone's letter to John Kirk, written at Newstead Abbey, 28 February 1865, discusses Kirk's draft paper on dye-stuff (probably "On a new dye-wood of the genus Cudranea, from tropical Africa," which was published in the Journal of the Linnean Society: Botany, volume 9 (1867), pages 229-230), and also makes reference to the Tories in Parliament and the debate over the Zanzibar territory. Persons mentioned in the letter to Kirk include Dr. Watson; Mr. Murray; Pine; Lord Stanley; Mr. Hall; Burton; and the Sultan of Zanzibar. Livingstone's letter to Arthur Mills, written from 8 Dover Street, Piccadilly, 12 May 1865, mentions the prospect of being examined by the Committee (probably the Select Committee on West African Settlements?), against Burton's assertions, and re-confirms Livingstone's convictions on the value of having missions and missionaries in Africa, including Sierra Leone and Luanda
Livingstone's autograph letters to his financial supporter James Young, including two fragments ( pages on 1 sheet, dated July 7, 1863, Cataracts of Shire [Malawi]; and  pages, undated, with caption heading "3 sheet"), and a complete, signed letter dated Cataracts, August 1, 1863 ( pages), with addendum "August 8, Cataracts" on page  Livingstone's letters discuss the missionaries on the Zambezi expedition, his plan to sell his boat the Lady Nyassa in Bombay, and his praise for John Kirk. Persons mentioned in Livingstone's letters include Mr. Tod; Mr. Hannam; John Kirk; Meller; Thornton; Mr. Hamilton; Rae; Mrs. Baines; Dr. Macleod; and Bishop Tozer
This collection contains lantern slides, a pamphlet, and documents regarding David Livingstone, the noted explorer and medical missionary who traveled to Africa. The lantern slides in this collection highlight Livingstone's life and are accompanied by a pamphlet that provides descriptions of the slides. Also included are documents that describe Livingstone and the particulars of his death
The archives pertain to missions in the colonial countries of Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America. Of special interest are the letters to and from David Livingstone. The records of the London Missionary Society document its history. The China and Hong Kong subject files include the Church of Christ in China, the China Council and the United Board for Christian Colleges in China, as well as individual educational and medical institutions. India files include district church and mission councils, Madras Christian College, Union Christian Training College (Berhampur) and leprosy work in Neyyoor. Also, internment experiences and war situations.
The Universities' Mission to Central Africa was the first High Church Anglican mission, unusual in that it was run by the Bishop in the field, not by a committee at home. The reports are often largely propaganda material for the maintenance of the supply of money and men to the Society. Four major areas of research interest are the history of Christian missions, the history of the European impact on East and Central Africa, David Livingstone and his impact on British opinion, and an atypical view of the High Church wing of the Church of England