Livingstone, David (1813-1873), medical missionary and explorer

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MS.7329
Held at: Wellcome Library
Domain: archival
Title: Livingstone, David (1813-1873), medical missionary and explorer
Date(s) of contents: 1840-1959 and n.d.
Level of description:
Extent and medium: 103 items


Name of creator(s): Livingstone, David (1813-1873), medical missionary and explorer

Administrative/Biographical history:

Custodial history: Formerly held in the Wellcome Library Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from: an unidentified vendor, c.1910 (acc.25612); Sotheby's, London, December 1922 (acc. 91798), February 1929 (acc.56118 and 56119), December 1929 (acc.52325), June 1930 (acc.63002-63003, 63005-63008 and 63010), July 1930 (acc.63154), February 1931 (acc.56318 and 56319), April 1931 (acc.67518 and 67519), July 1931 (acc.57469), February 1932 (acc.58622 and 76069), December 1932 (acc.67550 and 67551), April 1933 (acc.67463 and 67464) and November 1933 (acc.67478-67480); Puttick and Simpson, October 1925 (acc.91831 and 91833); Spencer, London, May 1930 (acc.64754-64755, 64757-64763, 64765); Stevens, London, May 1930 (acc.68010 and 68011), August 1930 (acc.63318, 63319, 63380 and 63381), September 1930 (acc.56360), April 1931 (acc.68566), July 1931 (acc.68188), August 1931 (acc.68213 and 68229), and October 1932 (acc.68325); Glendining, London, August 1932 (acc.67695 and 67707), October 1932 (acc.67723), February 1933 (acc.67754), January 1935 (acc.67951) and May 1935 (acc.68571); either Desgranges, Paris, January 1936 or Glendining, London, circa 1932 (acc.69294); Mrs. Watson, Burnley, March 1945 (acc.72200), presumably once part of the Thomas Madden Stone autograph collection; Maggs, London, June 1994 (acc.349518). One item is erroneously labelled as acc.64318 (the description in the accession register does not correspond); further, accession details of nos.32, 63, 74-77, 81, 99 and 102-103 are not recorded.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence and other documentation by or relating to David Livingstone and associates.

System of arrangement:


Language: English

Conditions governing access: The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction: Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids: Described in typescript finding aids by Richard Palmer, Richard Aspin, Keith Moore and Christopher Hilton.



BMA British Medical Association
BMJ British Medical Journal
CJST CJS Thompson
HSW Henry Solomon Wellcome
PJJ-S PJ Johnston-Saint
RSM Royal Society of Medicine
[W]BSR Wellcome Bureau of Scientific Research
[W]CRL Wellcome Chemical Research Laboratories
[W]EFL Wellcome Entomological Field Laboratory
[W]HMM Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
WLTM Wellcome Laboratory of Tropical Medicine
[W]MMS Wellcome Museum of Medical Science
[W]MTMH Wellcome Museum of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
[W]PRL Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories
WRI Wellcome Research Institution
[W]TRL Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratory.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2002


Personal names
Livingstone | David | 1813-1873 | missionary and explorer

Corporate names