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'Dr Livingstone I Presume': David Livingstone online at


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13:00 - 14:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG



Professor Chris Lawrence, Professor Anne Hardy, Dr Michael Hawkins, Dr Sharon Messenger and Caroline Overy, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL

David Livingstone FRS, missionary, explorer, doctor and natural historian, was a prolific correspondent. A team of experts is now publishing his letters online, including those in the Royal Society's archives. This illustrated talk from the team describes Livingstone's adventures and this exciting new project. 

'Dr Livingstone I Presume': David Livingstone online at The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK