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Letter from Livingston to Murray, 21 Oct 1864

Author(s): Livingstone, David

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21st Oct 1864

D Livingstone


NEWSTEAD ABBEY,
MANSFIELD,
NOTTS

My Dear Mr Murray


You remember
a couple of volumes
of my Journal
were stolen by a
trader at Linyanti —
When I said to the
chief Sekeletu that
trader says you
did not give the
books to him. “He
lies” said his queen


department and all scientific description
for him. He is a capital fellow

I am &c

David Livingstone





Seipone “I gave them
to him myself” This
trader then after getting the volumes went over
to Mosilikatze's
country where another
trader named
Chapman was
trading — This Chapman
has published a
book and I should
like to see it — because
when I lately went
back to Linyanti
I got a mail bag
from Mr Moffat




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through Mosilikatzes
country in the
mouth of which
was one of the
lost volumes — the
lock taken off in
a more scientific
way than would
be done by a
native. I would
like to see his book
to see if I can
recognize my own
writing & we have
sent to one of the
large libraries — not





Mudies & cant get it.
I dont know its
title or publisher


I cannot get Dr Kirk
to agree to a proposition
of the Hookers to write the
Flora & Zoology for
which the Govern-ment
is willing to
give £1200. I was
about to apply for
his Expedition salary
for three or four years
but he fears that his
labours might not
prove satisfactory to the
Govt He offers to name
any plants for me but
I have been leaving all that

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Letter from Livingston to Murray, 21 Oct 1864

Document Information

Document ID 256
Title Letter from Livingston to Murray, 21 Oct 1864
Year group 1850-1900
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1864
Place of publication Mansfield, England
Wordcount 264

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