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Mary Moffat, wife of David Livingstone, Africa, ca.1845-1860
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1875/1940
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
Portrait photograph of Mary Moffat Livingstone (1820-1862), wife of the Scottish missionary, David Livingstone. They married in 1845 and had six children: Robert, Agnes, Thomas, Elizabeth, Zouga (William), and Anna. Her death in 1862 was a great loss to her husband who continued his missionary work with out her for eleven more years.
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
impa-m69437 [Legacy record ID]
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873
Time Period
circa 1845/1860
GB 237 CSWC47/LS16/24 [File]
David Livingstone LS16
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s

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