The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
A popular account of missionary travels and researches in South Africa by David Livingstone.
David Livingstone was a world-renowned explorer, as well as a physician and missionary. He was particularly interested in finding the source of the Nile, and as a result, he travelled extensively throughout southern and central Africa. This book, aimed non-specialist readers, is an abridged version of Livingstone’s Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa (1857).
UP Special Collections has copies of the original Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa published in 1857, and our copy of the popular version, published in 1861, is part of our Africana Collection.
UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/16731
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.