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Person: LIVINGSTONE, Dr David  (1813-1873)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Dr David LIVINGSTONE
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
explorer and missionary
Main period of activity
1840s-70s
Other internet resources
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.

Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
19 March 1813
born at
1838 – 1857
~24
member
1 May 1873
60
died at
Hardware linked to this person

owner: David Livingstone's Lantern (improved phantasmagoria lantern, maker unknown, n.d.)

Slide images showing this person
slide image -- Livingstone and the Lionslide image -- Portraits of Cameron and other modern explorersslide image -- African Travel -- An Old Explorer Discovered
Slide set references

minor subject of: Across central Africa with Stanley and Emin (lecture: J. Green & Son, 50 slides, in/before 1890)

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

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

minor subject of: David Livingstone: his life and journeys (lecture: W. Butcher & Sons, 40 slides, 1909 - 1928)

minor subject of: David Livingstone: weaver boy, missionary, traveller, hero, and Christian (lecture: maker unknown, 50 slides, in/before 1912)

minor subject of: How I found Livingstone (lecture: Newton & Co., 18 slides, in/before 1888)

minor subject of: The life and work of David Livingstone: missionary and explorer (lecture: Newton & Co., 49 slides, in/before 1912)

minor subject of: Life of Livingstone (lecture: maker unknown, 49 slides, in/before 1912)

minor subject of: Livingstone and Stanley in central Africa (lecture: Alfred Pumphrey, 50 slides, in/before 1888)

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

minor subject of: Livingstone's last journey (lecture: Alfred Pumphrey, 22 slides, in/before 1888)

minor subject of: Through Africa, with Dr Livingstone (lecture: Wrench & Son, 28 slides, in/before 1889)

image appears in: Central Africa (lecture: York & Son, 50 slides, 1876)

image appears in: Wild animals and how they are hunted (lecture: W. Butcher & Sons, 8 slides, 1901 - 1904)

References
William R. May, Across central Africa with Stanley and Emin (London: 1890)
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  6002547

Record created by Richard Crangle and Mary Borgo. Last updated 6 April 2017

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