Livingstone's 1871 Field Diary

A Multispectral Critical Edition

Manuscript Guide
David Livingstone's 1871 Field Diary consists of 44 folia that collectively contain 78 discrete diary pages. The following folia and page lists are provided to serve as a guide to the study of the manuscript. More information about the folio and page order is found in The Manuscript section and in the Bibliographical Details spreadsheet. A description of folio naming conventions appears in the XML Coding Guide, while an outline of page naming conventions appears in Texts & References.
This critical edition provides the text of the 1871 Field Diary in two versions. Images & Transcriptions presents cropped images of diary pages alongside the text as originally written and corrected by Livingstone in 1871. Three Text Versions presents the text of the diary (and the corresponding portions of the Unyanyembe Journal and the Last Journals) as amended by the present editorial team in 2011-12. In addition, uncropped, low-resolution spectral images of the diary appear on Color & Spectral Images, while high-resolution raw and processed spectral images as well as XML transcriptions of each folio of the diary can be downloaded from the Livingstone Spectral Image Archive.
Order of Folia
First Copy-Book  [top]
DLC297c_133-102_001r
DLC297c_103-132_001v
DLC297c_131-104_002r
DLC297c_105-130_002v
DLC297c_129-106_003r
DLC297c_107-128_003v
DLC297c_127-108_004r
DLC297c_109-126_004v
DLC297c_125-110_005r
DLC297c_111-124_005v
DLC297c_123-112_006r
DLC297c_113-122_006v
DLC297c_121-114_007r
DLC297c_115-120_007v
DLC297b_116_003r
DLC297b_117_003v
DLC297b_118_004v
DLC297b_119_004r

Second Copy-Book  [top]
DLC297b_163-132_005r
DLC297b_133-162_005v
DLC297b_161-134_006r
DLC297b_135-160_006v
DLC297b_159-136_007r
DLC297b_137-158_007v
DLC297b_157-138_008r
DLC297b_139-156_008v
DLC297b_155-140_009r
DLC297b_141-154_009v
DLC297b_153-142_010r
DLC297b_143-152_010v
DLC297b_151-144_011r
DLC297b_145-150_011v
DLC297b_149-146_012r
DLC297b_147-148_012v

Additional Diary Pages  [top]
NLS10703_001_036r
NLS10703_001_039v
NLS10703_002_037r
NLS10703_002_038v
DLC1120b_001_001r
DLC1120b_001_001v
RHOLAfrs16-1_001_172ar
RHOLAfrs16-1_001_172av
RHOLAfrs16-1_002_172br
RHOLAfrs16-1_002_172bv
Order of Pages
First Copy-Book  [top]
297c/102
297c/103
297c/104
297c/133
297c/106
297c/107
297c/108
297c/109
297c/110
297c/133
297c/112
297c/113
297c/114
297c/115
297c/116
297c/117
297c/118
297c/119
297c/120
297c/121
297c/122
297c/123
297c/124
297c/125
297c/126
297c/127
297c/128
297c/129
297c/130
297c/131
297c/132
297c/133

Second Copy-Book  [top]
297b/132
297b/133
297b/134
297b/135
297b/136
297b/137
297b/138
297b/139
297b/133
297b/141
297b/142
297b/143
297b/144
297b/145
297b/146
297b/147
297b/148
297b/149
297b/150
297b/133
297b/152
297b/153
297b/154
297b/155
297b/156
297b/157
297b/158
297b/159
297b/160
297b/161
297b/162
297b/163

Additional Diary Pages  [top]
10703/36r, right side of image
10703/39v, left side of image
10703/37r, right side of image
10703/38v, left side of image
10703/38v, right side of image
10703/37r, left side of image
10703/39v, right side of image
10703/36r, left side of image
1120b/r
1120b/v
16-1/172ar
16-1/172av
16-1/172br
16-1/172bv
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