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Livingstone Online

Livingstone Online is a digital museum and library dedicated to the British missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Launched in 2004, the project is an ongoing international collaboration between distinguished scholars and institutions, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This extensive and skillfully designed website includes no fewer than 15,000 digitized images and 7,000 digitized transcripts, along with critical essays. The result is a website that tells the story of Livingstone's life while illuminating realities about British imperialism, African colonialism, and Victorian medicine, among other topics. Visitors less familiar with the story of David Livingstone may want to start with the Life and Times section, which features detailed essays accompanied by select primary documents. Visitors may also explore the extensive manuscript collection in the In His Own Words section, which includes the explorer's famous 1857 manuscript, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, along with diaries, maps, and letters. Recently added to this collection are Livingstone's 1870 and 1871 Field Dairies, the later made available thanks to spectral imaging technology.
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