David Livingstone lantern slides collection

Finding aid prepared by Carlota Ramirez, 2017.
Special Collections & University Archives
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: David Livingstone lantern slides collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1900, undated.
Collection Number: MS 228
Creator: London Missionary Society
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains lantern slides published by the London Missionary Society regarding David Livingstone, the noted explorer and medical missionary who traveled to Africa in the 19th century. The lantern slides in this collection depict Livingstone’s life in color illustrations, and are accompanied by a pamphlet that provides descriptions of the slides. The collection also includes a handwritten piece on David Livingstone by an unknown author.
Languages: The collection is in English.


This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. David Livingstone lantern slides collection (MS 228). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Harold L. Medjuck, 2007.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez in 2017.
Processing of the David Livingstone Lantern Slides collection was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015.; This project was funded by the UCR Library and administeres by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist known for his missionary work and exploration of Africa in the 19th century. Born in 1813, Livingstone joined the London Missionary Society in the 1830s and began his work in Africa, traveling extensively throughout central and southern Africa as a medical missionary. He was a staunch abolitionist, and sought to end the East African Arab-Swahili slave trade though his influence as a national hero in late 19th century Britain.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains 40 color illustrated glass lantern slides published by the London Missionary Society regarding David Livingstone, the noted explorer and medical missionary who traveled to Africa in the 19th century. The lantern slides in this collection highlight Livingstone’s life and are accompanied by a pamphlet that provides descriptions of the slides. The artists of these slides is unknown. This collection also contains a handwritten piece from an unknown author on David Livingstone.

Collection Arrangement

Slides in the collection are arranged to follow the order described in the accompanying pamphlet.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Africa -- Discovery and exploration.
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873
London Missionary Society
Missions, Medical.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Lantern slides.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Item 1

Portrait of Livingstone circa 1900

Box 1, Item 2

Livingstone Birth Home circa 1900

Box 1, Item 3

Buying a Book circa 1900

Box 1, Item 4

Farewell on the Broomielaw circa 1900

Box 1, Item 5

View of Kuruman circa 1900

Box 1, Item 6

A Bechuana Village circa 1900

Box 1, Item 7

Bechuana Congregation circa 1900

Box 1, Item 8

Khama circa 1900

Box 1, Item 9

Almond Tree at Kuruman circa 1900

Box 1, Item 10

Ruins of House at Kolobeng circa 1900

Box 1, Item 11

Wagon Crossing River circa 1900

Box 1, Item 12

Livingstone and the Lion circa 1900

Box 1, Item 13

Scene in an Equatorial Forest circa 1900

Box 1, Item 14

Preaching from a Wagon circa 1900

Box 1, Item 15

Map Showing Travels circa 1900

Box 1, Item 16

Fetish Image circa 1900

Box 1, Item 17

Thrown from an Ox circa 1900

Box 1, Item 18

Showing Watch to Natives circa 1900

Box 1, Item 19

Ivory and Carriers circa 1900

Box 1, Item 20

Slave Dhow circa 1900

Box 1, Item 21

The Slave Gang circa 1900

Box 1, Item 22

Liberating a Slave circa 1900

Box 1, Item 23

African Village Life circa 1900

Box 1, Item 24

Spirit Huts circa 1900

Box 1, Item 25

A Village Stockade circa 1900

Box 1, Item 26

Hippopotamus circa 1900

Box 1, Item 27

The Manyuema Ambush circa 1900

Box 1, Item 28

Reading the Bible circa 1900

Box 1, Item 29

Victoria Falls circa 1900

Box 1, Item 30

Elephant Protecting her Young circa 1900

Box 1, Item 31

Livingstone sees the Queen circa 1900

Box 1, Item 32

Loss of a Boat circa 1900

Box 1, Item 33

Livingstone and Stanley Meet circa 1900

Box 1, Item 34

Livingstone carried in a Machilla circa 1900

Box 1, Item 35

Being Assisted to the Hut circa 1900

Box 1, Item 36

Model of the Hut circa 1900

Box 1, Item 37

Inscription on Tree circa 1900

Box 1, Item 38

Carrying the Body to the Coast circa 1900

Box 1, Item 39

Monument in Africa circa 1900

Box 1, Item 40

Inscription on Monument circa 1900

Box 2, Folder 1

Livingstone Slide Pamphlet undated

Box 2, Folder 2

Written Piece on David Livingstone undated