Edition Guide

Livingstone’s Missionary Travels Manuscript (1857)

Cite page (MLA): "Edition Guide." In Livingstone's Missionary Travels Manuscript. Justin D. Livingstone and Adrian S. Wisnicki, dirs. Livingstone Online. Adrian S. Wisnicki and Megan Ward, dirs. 2019. Web. http://livingstoneonline.org/uuid/node/dfd96842-e943-40a8-a989-12ada7113140.


This page provides a skeletal outline of the entire multispectral critical edition of Livingstone's Missionary Travels manuscript (1857). 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 Missionary Travels manuscript (1857); 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 Missionary Travels manuscript (1857).

Acknowledgments - cites the individuals and institutions that have made a special contribution to supporting our work in developing the critical edition of Livingstone's Missionary Travels manuscript (1857).

 

Images and Texts    Top

Images & Transcriptions of the Manuscript, 1857 - provides access to downloadable images and critically encoded and edited transcriptions of Livingstone's Missionary Travels manuscript (1857).

Two Versions of Missionary Travels, 1857 - allows users to engage in comparative study of the two versions of Missionary Travels (1857): the published version and the original holograph manuscript, which consists of several parts and fragments.

 

Associated Images and Texts    Top

Maps from Livingstone's Travels, 1849-56 - provides access to downloadable images of maps from Livingstone's expeditions between 1849-56, including hand-drawn maps of the Lake Ngami region, Barotseland, Angola, and his transcontinental journey across central Africa.

Letters to John Murray III, 1857-58 - provides access to downloadable images and critically encoded and edited transcriptions of the letters Livingstone wrote to his publisher John Murray in 1857-58 about the composition and publication of Missionary Travels.

Corrected Engraver’s Proofs, 1857 - provides access to downloadable images of proof engravings for Missionary Travels, which are marked up for correction by Livingstone.

Other Missionary Travels Print Materials, 1857 - provides access to downloadable images of associated print materials, including various signed copies of the book and the John Arrowsmith map of Southern Africa that appeared in Missionary Travels.

Murray's Ledgers & Estimate Books, 1857-62 - provides access to downloadable images of John Murray's publishing ledgers and estimate books, which provide costs and sales figures for Misssionary Travels.

Trade Adverts for Missionary Travels, 1857-74 - provides access to downloadable images of trade adverts for Missionary Travels and A Popular Account of Missionary Travels published in the Quarterly Review in 1857-58 and 1874.

Illustrated London News Articles, 1856-57 - provides access to downloadable images of articles about Livingstone and Missionary Travels published in the Illustrated London News.

Magic Lantern Slides, [1857] - provides access to downloadable images of a series of painted magic lantern slides based on scenes from Missionary Travels.

 

Critical Essays and Materials    Top

State of the Manuscript: An Overview - provides an overview of the state of the manuscript of David Livingstone’s Missionary Travels; describes the manuscript’s scope, structure, and appearance; identifies the major features including marginal annotations, editorial corrections, and written contributions of multiple individuals.

Textual Principles and Encoding Practices - presents an editorial statement for our critical edition of Livingstone's Missionary Travels manuscript (1857); outlines the textual principles and encoding practices that the project team has applied to document key characteristics of the manuscript, and then offers a detailed enumeration of the modes of display used to represent specific features onscreen.

Digital Humanities, Exploration Literature, and Missionary Travels - investigates the advantages that digital technologies have brought to the task of editing the manuscript of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels manuscript (1857); begins by discussing the critical value of digital remediation for a “materialist” approach to the record of exploration (and specifically to the manuscript of Missionary Travels) and concludes by extending connections between disciplinary developments in travel writing studies and the practice of textual editing.

Composing & Publishing Missionary Travels (1) and Composing & Publishing Missionary Travels (2) - two-part essay that traces the creation of Missionary Travels at the hands of author and publisher; contends that the making of Missionary Travels was characterised by a complex circulation of manuscript and print in which galley proofs began to be distributed and revised even while the composition of new material was ongoing; also addresses a key altercation between Livingstone and his publisher by arguing that, although the production of Missionary Travels was highly collaborative, Livingstone made considerable effort to retain literary authority over his book.

Missionary Travels in Pen & Print (1) and Missionary Travels in Pen & Print (2) - two-part essay that engages in comparative analysis of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels in manuscript (1857bb, 1857cc, 1857dd) and published form (1857aa); identifies two major patterns of revision and redaction that occurred between draft and print by demonstrating that Missionary Travels was subject to a process of sanitisation following the conventions of polite publishing and by arguing that redactions of contentious material on the Transvaal Voortrekkers and the Cape Frontier Wars served to depoliticize the book in the interests of avoiding public controversy

 

Supporting Materials    Top

Glossary of Key Terms in Livingstone's Missionary Travels Manuscript - to be published in the first edition (forthcoming, 2019) of Livingstone's Missionary Travels manuscript (1857). Offers a glossary of the people, groups, places, and geographical features cited in Livingstone's Missionary Travels manuscript (1857); serves as an integrated reference that complements our project’s annotated transcriptions of these same manuscripts.

TEI P5 Encoding Guidelines - presents the customized Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) P5 guidelines that have guided our editing and encoding of Livingstone's Missionary Travels manuscript (1857); includes a section on coding practices developed specifically for the Missionary Travels manuscript.

Missionary Travels Outreach Worksheets - introduces the three educational worksheets for children aged 9-13 created to accompany the edition of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels Manuscript; also allows user to download the worksheets or to view them online.

Project History - to be published in the first edition (forthcoming, 2019) of Livingstone's Missionary Travels manuscript (1857). Presents a project history of our edition of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels manuscript (1857), from the edition's inception in 2013 to its completion and publication online in 2019; 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 - offers an integrated bibliography of the texts cited in the present critical edition.

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