Letters chiefly to or concerning David Livingstone, and to Joseph Bevan Braithwaite; with other papers concerning Livingstone. Edit


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  • 1852-1894, 1922-1971, undated. (Creation)


  • 251 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows: (i) Envelopes, 1857-1875, from some of David Livingstone's and Robert Moffat's letters; letters, 1856-1858, to Livingstone from among others Arthur Tidman and John Smith Moffat; draft indenture, 1857, between Livingstone and his trustees; two accounts for the Zambesi Expedition (one for the Lady Nyassa), 1858, 1861; and papers, 1874, 1891, undated, concerning Livingstone's appointment as Consul, his will and his journals (folio 1); (ii) Letters, 1852-1897, undated, to J B Braithwaite from among others his brother Charles L, his sister Anna, J S and Robert Moffat, Harriet and Agnes Livingstone, James Young, Alexander L Bruce and W G Blaikie, together with a few to Anna Braithwaite from among others Mary Livingstone (folio 37); (iii) Correspondence, 1922-1971, undated, of Rachel B Braithwaite and W Bevan Whitney concerning Livingstone's letters (folio 188).

  • Arrangement

    251 folios.