Edition Guide

Livingstone's Manuscripts in South Africa (1843-1872)

Cite page (MLA): "Edition Guide." In Livingstone’s Manuscripts in South Africa (1843-1872). Jared McDonald and Adrian S. Wisnicki, dirs. Livingstone Online. Adrian S. Wisnicki and Megan Ward, dirs. University of Maryland Libraries, 2018. Web. http://livingstoneonline.org/uuid/node/933758d2-4a5a-487b-86e1-fef78456f562.


This page provides a skeletal outline of the entire critical edition of Livingstone's manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72). It enumerates all the main sections of the edition, including core data and critical materials.

Prefatory Materials    Top

Introduction to the Edition

Edition Guide - the present page: provides a skeletal outline of the entire critical edition of Livingstone's manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72); also enumerates all the main sections of the edition, including core data and critical materials.

Project Team - introduces the project team that developed the critical edition of Livingstone's manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72).

Contributing Institutions - provides short introductions to the six institutions that have contributed towards the present edition of Livingstone’s manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72).

Acknowledgments - recognizes the individuals who have participated in and supported the production of the present edition of Livingstone’s manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72).

 

Images and Texts    Top

Manuscript Items (1843-72) - provides access to downloadable images and critically encoded and edited transcriptions of the manuscript items published through the present edition of Livingstone’s manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72).

Bonus: Commemorative Items (1955, 1973) - provides access to downloadable images of the "bonus" commemorative items included in the present edition of Livingstone’s manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72).

 

Critical Materials    Top

Critical Reflections on the Manuscripts (1) and Critical Reflections on the Manuscripts (2) - two-part essay that presents critical reflections on the contents of the letters contained in the present edition of Livingstone’s manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72); explores several themes and topics that emerge from a close reading of the letters together, including Livingstone’s global correspondence network, his views on mission, his representations of African peoples, his reflections on phrenology and scientific racism, and his penchant for wit and humour.

Building the Edition - offers a short reflection on the implications of building an edition of Livingstone manuscripts from South Africa; outlines our strategies in addressing cultural issues raised by our source materials, but also discusses some of the limitations of our work.

TEI P5 Encoding Guidelines - presents the customized Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) P5 guidelines that have guided our editing and encoding of Livingstone's manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72).

Project History - presents a project history of our edition of Livingstone’s Manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72), from the edition's inception in 2013 to its completion and publication online in 2018; provides a timeline of the project’s key activities and highlights the contributions of the institutions and individuals who participated in the production of the edition.

Project Bibliography - presents a bibliography of the manuscript items included in the present edition of Livingstone's manuscripts in South Africa (1843-72).

 

Materials for Download    Top

A set of curated project documents (3 MB)

Screenshots (39.1 MB) of the entire edition

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