Lot 237
  • 237

Livingstone, David

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  • Autograph letter signed, to an unidentified recipient (possibly Robert Cooke, John Murray's partner), announcing the completion of the manuscript of Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries and discussing matters relating to its printing, 4pp., 8vo, Newstead Abbey, 19 April 1865
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"I received the cuts and queries and think I have answered all & send a lot more for paging - 201-233...", adding that "the cut in pencil will do very well" and sends the contents list, "but the chapters might be smaller than I have made them with advantage". He also announces the very recent completion of Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries: "I finished Mss on 16th [April]. Agnes wrote a big Finis". The book was published in November 1865 by which time Livingstone had left the country again.


not recorded in Clendennen & Cunningham, David Livingstone: a Catalogue of Documents (1979)