SCOTS
CMSW

Letter from Livingston to Murray, 5 Mar 1857

Author(s): Livingstone, David

Text

4

57 Sloane St

5th March

My Dear Sir


I got a present
of a copy of Dr. Smith's
work from himself
last night. It only
wants binding.
What a pity we
did not know
sooner. It will
perhaps be impossible
to countermand the
one ordered already





I have thought an
antelope named Nakon
should be introduced
into one of Wolf's pictures
Anderson never saw
it and I did. the horns
& foot he got his
picture from were
brought by Mr Oswel
& myself , the skin
was sent by me
to Colonel Steele. It
lies or rather hides
itself in the water
with the horns put




5


back horizontally with
the back and only
the tip of the nose
above water It is
more paunchy than
in Anderson's picture
There is room for it
in the picture with
the other new antelope
I should like too another
pretty little antelope
we have which
is figured in Angus'
book.


The only thing Mrs
L. did at Lake Ngami





was to make a cup
of tea for me — did'nt
turn up the whites of
her eyes or do the
sentimental at all
so you must not
make her holding up
her little finger even
You might oblige me
by sending for “[Harris]
& Smith tomorrow

I am &c.

David Livingstone


The large frog in Smith
is not the eatable fellow

Close

Cite this Document

APA Style:

Letter from Livingston to Murray, 5 Mar 1857. 2021. In The Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. Retrieved December 2021, from http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/cmsw/document/?documentid=250.

MLA Style:

"Letter from Livingston to Murray, 5 Mar 1857." The Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing. Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2021. Web. December 2021. http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/cmsw/document/?documentid=250.

Chicago Style

The Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing, s.v., "Letter from Livingston to Murray, 5 Mar 1857," accessed December 2021, http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/cmsw/document/?documentid=250.

If your style guide prefers a single bibliography entry for this resource, we recommend:

The Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing. 2021. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk/cmsw/.

Close

Letter from Livingston to Murray, 5 Mar 1857

Document Information

Document ID 250
Title Letter from Livingston to Murray, 5 Mar 1857
Year group 1850-1900
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1857
Place of publication London
Wordcount 230

Author information: Livingstone, David

Author ID 36
Forenames David
Surname Livingstone
Gender Male
Year of birth 1813
Place of birth Blantyre, Scotland
Occupation Missionary, explorer, mill worker
Education University
Locations where resident Blantyre, Glasgow
Other languages spoken Latin
Religious affiliation Protestant, Congregational Church