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Photograph of the ruins of the family cottage of the Livingstone’s on Ulva, a Scottish island 5 miles long close to the shore of Mull. David Livingstone’s grandfather farmed a croft here but in 1792 economic pressure drove him southwards to find employment at Blanytre Cotton Mills. The cottage at Ulva looked over the sea to Iona. This belongs to a series of Church of Scotland Foreign Missions Committee lantern slides relating to David Livingstone (1813-1873), the Scottish missionary who was best known as an explorer of Africa and anti-slavery campaigner. Livingstone was born in Blantyre, Scotland and after working in the local cotton mill from the age of 10 he went on to study medicine and theology in Glasgow in 1836. Having decided to become a missionary he was posted to southern Africa in 1841. In 1845 he married Mary Moffat. During his life Livingstone carried out exploration of southern, eastern and central Africa, he discovered and named the Victoria Falls and it was his meeting with H. M. Stanley during a search for the source of the Nile that gave rise to the popular quotation, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?". David Livingstone died in Africa on 1 May 1873 and his body was buried in Westminster Abbey.
1 lantern slide : 8 x 8 cm. lantern slides
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