Michigan State University. Libraries. Special Collections Division

Repository: 
Michigan State University. Libraries. Special Collections Division
City: 
East Lansing
State: 
Michigan
Country: 
United States
LCNF: 
http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n93024330.html

Livingstone's Manuscripts in the Digital Age

Until the 1970s, no one knew the full extent of Livingstone’s surviving manuscripts. A number of particularly well known libraries and archives in Britain and Africa had substantial holdings of original Livingstone manuscripts. In addition, a handful of collections of letters and other items had emerged over the years, notably a series edited by Isaac Schapera, who focused on Livingstone’s writings from his first sojourn in Africa (1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1974). Some letters had also appeared in print in a variety of sources that went back to the nineteenth century.