The bicentenary of David Livingstone’s birth
With the bicentenary of David Livingstone’s birth taking place today, we thought we’d post an Archive story about the mill worker who became one of the world’s most famous missionaries and explorers.
So we’ve posted below one of the first newspaper reports of his historic meeting with the journalist, Henry Morton Stanley.
The story of their meeting was front page news in 1872 (it took several months for the news to reach the UK), and there are some fascinating reports about the meeting.
To find these news stories, just type ‘Livingstone Stanley’ into the ‘All of these words’ text-box on the Advanced Search page, and then use the filtering options to navigate your way to April/May 1872.Yorkshire Gazette | 15 October 1892
Graphic | 25 April 1874