Person record: LIVINGSTONE, Dr David  (1813-1873)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameDr David LIVINGSTONE
Gendermale
Relevance of this personexplorer and missionary 
Main period of activitylate May 1849 - 1 May 1873
Other internet resourcessee record in VIAF (Virtual International Authority File)
Notes

David Livingstone requested a lantern from his father-in-law Robert Moffat in 1845. After an unsuccessful attempt to send one by mail, Livingstone received a lantern from his friend Mungo Murray, who joined him for his Lake Ngami expedition in mid-1849. According to Livingstone, his lantern shows were so popular that they became 'the only mode of instruction I was ever pressed to repeat' (Missionary Travels, p 178). The lantern accompanied him on all three of his major expeditions, but he wrote the most detailed descriptions of his lantern shows during his journey from Linyanti in Botswana to Luanda, Angola (1853-1854). Livingstone's lantern is currently on display at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre, Scotland.

 
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
1813-1832residentBlantyre Mill Works, Lanarkshire, Scotland
19 March 1813born atBlantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1838-1857~24memberLMS
1 May 187360died atChipundu, Zambia
Hardware linked to this personowner: David Livingstone's Lantern (improved phantasmagoria lantern, maker unknown, n.d.)
Slide images showing this person Livingstone and the Lion -- slide 1 of <em>Wild animals and how they are hunted</em> (lecture: W. Butcher & Sons, 8 slides, n.d.) Portraits of Cameron and other modern explorers -- slide 2 of <em>Central Africa</em> (lecture: York & Son, 50 slides, 1876) African Travel -- An Old Explorer Discovered -- slide 47 of <em>Central Africa</em> (lecture: York & Son, 50 slides, 1876)
Slide set references

major subject of: Across central Africa with Stanley and Emin (lecture: J. Green & Son, 50 slides, n.d.)

major subject of: [Adventures and discoveries in central Africa: by Dr Livingstone and H.M. Stanley] (lecture: maker unknown, 48 slides, n.d.)

major subject of: Central Africa (lecture: York & Son, 50 slides, 1876)

major subject of: David Livingstone: his life and journeys (lecture: W. Butcher & Sons, 40 slides, n.d.)

major subject of: David Livingstone: weaver boy, missionary, traveller, hero, and Christian (lecture: maker unknown, 50 slides, n.d.)

major subject of: How I found Livingstone (lecture: Newton & Co., 18 slides, n.d.)

major subject of: The life and work of David Livingstone: missionary and explorer (lecture: Newton & Co., 49 slides, n.d.)

major subject of: Life of Livingstone (lecture: maker unknown, 49 slides, n.d.)

major subject of: Livingstone and Stanley in central Africa (lecture: Alfred Pumphrey, 50 slides, n.d.)

minor subject of: Livingstone as an explorer (lecture: Royal Geographical Society, 78 slides, 1913)

major subject of: Livingstone's last journey (lecture: Alfred Pumphrey, 22 slides, n.d.)

major subject of: Through Africa, with Dr Livingstone (lecture: Wrench & Son, 28 slides, n.d.)

References
(* = main subject)

* William R. May, Across central Africa with Stanley and Emin (London: 1890)

* Adventures and discoveries in central Africa: by Dr Livingstone and H.M. Stanley in Lantern readings original and selected 2

* James Comper Gray, Central Africa (London: York & Son, c.1876)

* The last journey of Dr Livingstone in Lantern readings original and selected 2

Wild animals and how they are hunted (London: W. Butcher & Sons, n.d.)

Lucerna ID no. 6002547Record created by Richard Crangle and Mary Borgo. Last updated 6 April 2017