Inscription on the Tree at the Foot of which David Livingstone's Heart was Buried

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Dr Livingston[e]
      May 4, 18[73]
Ya[z]uza, Mniasere

Item Details

Author(s) & contributor(s): Jacob Wainwright

Date(s): 4 May 1873

Place(s) of creation: Chitambo's village

Form & transmission history: Original inscription in author’s hand.

Object description: Photograph of tree trunk with rectangular section removed; faded inscription on inner bark in one hand.

Repository: Wellcome Library (London, United Kingdom)

Shelfmark / Identifier: no. 561464i

Digital edition & date: One More Voice, 2020

Critical editing & encoding: Adrian S. Wisnicki

Cite this digital edition (MLA): Wainwright, Jacob. “Inscription on the Tree at the Foot of which David Livingstone's Heart was Buried” (4 May 1873). Adrian S. Wisnicki, ed. One More Voice, site launch edition, 2020,

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